Star Ocean
2 months ago.
Update: Star Ocean First Departure R scheduled to release this December in Japan
Square Enix has revealed that Star Ocean First Departure R, a remastered version of the first Star Ocean game, is set to release in Japan on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on December 5, 2019. Digital preorders have already begun on the Japan Playstation Store for both a standard edition and deluxe edition, and the official Japanese website was updated as well with new character art and examples of graphical updates. The new updates in the Japanese version of Star…
5 months ago.
Star Ocean First Departure R announced for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch
Square Enix has announced that the PlayStation Portable remake of the first Star Ocean game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch under the title Star Ocean First Departure R. At this time it is unknown if it will be a full remaster or a port, as no further details were released, but Square Enix promises to deliver more updates in the future. Star Ocean First Departure originally released worldwide back in 2008 for the PlayStation Portable and was an…
6 months ago.
Valkyrie Profile crossover event returns to Star Ocean: Anamnesis
Valkyrie Profile returns to Square Enix’s popular mobile title Star Ocean: Anamnesis with a second official limited-time run. Starting today and running until June 3rd, 2019. players can add both new and returning Valkyrie Profile characters to their collections, obtain new weapons, challenge special events and receive login bonus rewards. Details for the limited-time event include: New Original Character Illustrations: Exclusively for this collaboration, renowned artist Akira “AKIMAN” Yasuda--famous for his work in Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and the Street…
8 months ago.
Square Enix mobile titles celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day celebrations have begun in three of Square Enix’s mobile titles. Star Ocean Anamnesis, Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius are all offering players some special bonuses and the chance to unlock some Valentines-themed characters. Below is the list of offers and content available for the three games: Star Ocean Anamnesis Lasts until February 18th. Special Characters: Players can obtain limited-edition Valentine’s appearances for Rena (Star Ocean 2), Welch (Star Ocean 5) and Verda (Star Ocean: Anamnesis). Each…
9 months ago.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis x Final Fantasy Brave Exvius collaboration event has begun
Starting today and lasting until February 11th, 2019, Square Enix’s mobile title Star Ocean: Anamensis will be hosting special a crossover event with another one of Square Enix’s popular mobile titles: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. This limited time event will offer players special login bonuses, new summonable characters and more. Below is the list of updates and offers coming to Star Ocean: Anamnesis during the event: Login Bonus: All players will receive 10,000 Gems by logging into the game. New Character…
1 year ago.
Halloween arrives for multiple Square Enix mobile titles
Throughout October and into early November, Square Enix is celebrating all things spooky-scary across their most popular mobile titles, which include Kingdom Hearts Union χ, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, Star Ocean: Anamnesis and Mobius Final Fantasy. During these Halloween-themed events, players will be offered discounts and will be able obtain special in-game items, outfits and more. Below is the list of limited-time events and offers that are available in each mobile game: Kingdom Hearts Union χ Throughout…
1 year ago.
2B from NieR: Automata joins the cast of Star Ocean: Anamnesis
In celebration for the release of Star Ocean: Anamnesis in multiple countries worldwide, 2B from the NieR: Automata series has been added to the game. She will be available to draw with greatly increased rates for a limited-time Campaign Character Draw that will run until October 30th, 2018. 2B is an attacker unit who excels in short-range weapons. You can see 2B in action below. Also in celebration of 2B’s inclusion in Star Ocean: Anamnesis, renowned character designer and artist Akiman…
1 year ago.
Star Ocean anamnesis arrives on iOS and Android today
Star Ocean anamnesis arrives on iOS and Android devices today. A free-to-play title featuring characters from throughout the series, anamnesis features fully 3D combat. Character designs by Akiman and a soundtrack by Motoi Sakuraba are also featured. Being a freemium style game, it does make use of a stamina system that can be replenished over time by waiting or by microtransaction. Elements of the game also rely on a gacha-style structure, which is also reliant on microtransactions should you wish…
1 year ago.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis headed to western mobile devices in July 2018
Square Enix announced today that the mobile title Star Ocean: Anamnesis is coming to western shores this July on iOS and Android devices. Star Ocean: Anamnesis “puts you in the captain’s chair” according to Square Enix, and allows players to lead a squadron of heroes across the galaxy. Choosing between attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers and healers; players will have the freedom to build their own powerful teams by utilizing the returning all-star cast of characters from the Star Ocean series. Though on…
1 year ago.
Producer Shuichi Kobayashi asks fans to “Please wait a little longer” for Star Ocean 6
Square Enix hosted a special celebratory festival for the Star Ocean series this past Sunday(May 20th, 2018). The event was called Star Ocean Fes 2018 ~Festival of the Sea of Stars~, and featured a musical concert and a cast of Star Ocean voice actors for story dramas. There was also a live stream for stage events, including an on-tour version of the Star Ocean Program. Though Star Ocean 6 had not been present or announced during the event, Square Enix producer…
1 year ago.
Star Ocean The Last Hope 4K and Full HD Remaster Review
Star Ocean The Last Hope International recently received a re-release that included a visual upgrade in the form of Star Ocean The Last Hope 4K and Full HD Remaster. This title includes all of the features bundled into the PlayStation 3 release of Star Ocean The Last Hope International and is a good introduction to the series for newcomers looking to explore earlier installments of the franchise. While elements of the story haven’t aged remarkably well, Star Ocean The Last Hope…
1 year ago.
Star Ocean Producer discusses rebooting the series and his hopes for a new Star Ocean game
Shuichi Kobayashi, a producer at Square Enix, had been the one to revive the once dormant Star Ocean with the release of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness after the series had been quiet for roughly seven years. And in a recent interview with Sisilala, Shuichi spoke about his experiences with rebooting the series and discussed his hope for the development of a new Star Ocean title. Thanks to Siliconera, some of the highlights from Kobayashi’s interview have been translated to English: …
1 year ago.
Here is the launch trailer for Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster
With the nearing release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster, Square Enix has gone ahead and shared the official launch trailer. As the name states, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International will receive a 4K upgrade along with keyboard control support on the PC. The original International release also included balance & UI tweaks as well as dual audio support over the Xbox 360 version. You can check out the video below: https://youtu.be/IXI9hrGBEYQ Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD…
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster due out November 28 in North America and Europe
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster is heading overseas next month, Square Enix announced today. The revamped PlayStation 4 and PC-bound port will launch digitally on November 28, same as the Japanese release. The game will be priced at $20.99 and with 4K and keyboard control support on PC. Those who purchase the game within two weeks of release will receive a 10% discount. Steam buyers during this window will also receive an exclusive downloadable mini-soundtrack featuring…
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster announced for PS4 and PC in Japan
Square Enix is preparing Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster for PlayStation 4 and PC in Japan, the company announced today. Due out as a digital-only title on November 28, the revamped port will run at a cost of 2,800 yen for both platforms. Naturally, each version will have their own set of differences. The PS4 version will support Full HD on the base model and a maximum of 4K on PS4 Pro. You'll also have the…
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4 available now; check out the special video message and launch trailer
Ready your books of Symbology because Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe). Deservedly dubbed as the series-defining title, the RPG re-release includes new features unique to the system, such as trophy support, share functionality, and remote play. The version will also take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. The story begins in…
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4 heading West; due out May 23
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is making its way westward for PlayStation 4 as a digital exclusive, Square Enix has announced. As previously reported, the game includes new features unique to the system, such as trophy support, share functionality, and remote play. The version will also take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. Originally released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, the RPG presents…
2 years ago.
Check out Star Ocean: Till the End of Time running on PS4; now available in Japan
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Star Ocean: Till the End of Time running on the PlayStation 4. The optimized version takes advantage of the PlayStation 4’s PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. The digital-exclusive title also includes trophies, share features, remote play and, as an added bonus, removes the inconvenience of disc-changing and lengthy load times. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is now available for PlayStation 4…
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4 releases on March 31 in Japan
Square Enix has revealed the PlayStation 4 version of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will release on March 31 in Japan for ¥2,800. Announced about a month ago, the optimized version will take advantage of the PlayStation 4’s PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. The digital-exclusive title will also support trophies, share features, remote play and, as an added bonus, removes the inconvenience of disc-changing and lengthy load times. …
2 years ago.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time coming to PlayStation 4
Square Enix is bringing Star Ocean: Till the End of Time to the PlayStation 4 as a PS2-on-PS4 title. Releasing in 2017 in Japan, the digital-exclusive title is releasing as part of Square Enix's Ultimate Hits HD collection series and will take advantage of the PlayStation 4's PS2 emulator to up-render the game in full HD with reduction in jaggies and improved lighting. The version will also support trophies, share features, remote play and, as an added bonus, removes the inconvenience…