Star Ocean: First Departure R release date announced

Square Enix has announced the release date for Star Ocean: First Departure R, the 2007 remake of the original game. PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch players can look for it just in time for the holidays this year when it hits virtual store shelves on December 5th. The game is a bargain too coming in at $21.

The rebooted game will come with several cool features.

  • The original Japanese and English voice-overs will be available or players can choose a new version. The updated voice cast includes members from the Super Famicom version that was previously only released in Japan.
  • Players can also choose between the original character art or newly created artwork by Katsumi Enami.
  • Players will also be able to speed up gameplay to move through the world more quickly.
  • Lastly, game balance has been tweaked to provide more challenge to players.

Learn more about Star Ocean: First Departure R on the game’s official site.

About Star Ocean: First Departure R

Space Date: 346. From a power yet undiscovered, a new generation will be born,” reads an official story synopsis. “Our tale begins on the primitive planet of Roak where Roddick lives in the peaceful and uneventful town of Kratus. As a member of the village’s local “Defence Force” tasked with the protection of Kratus, Roddick learns of a mysterious disease that has broken out in the neighboring town. Those infected turn to stone, but continue to live on in a petrified state. Roddick, along with his two friends Millie and Dorne, makes their way to the neighboring town. Informed of a cure for the sickness, they head to Mt. Metorx where a healing herb is rumored to grow. When they reach the summit, the party encounter Ronyx and Ilia, who appear before them in a pillar of light. Thus, the story of Star Ocean begins…

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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