New Square Enix Video Explains Star Ocean in a Minute by Marielle L. Kenny; Several New Character Illustrations

Square Enix Japan has uploaded a new video about the Star Ocean series on their official YouTube channel. Throughout this brief video, the Japanese voice actress of Marielle L. Kenny from Star Ocean The Divine Force, Fairouz Ai, explains the basics of the franchise in just a minute.

The video is entirely in Japanese, but you can definitely detect the urgency present in Ai’s voice to recap everything as quickly as possible. Additionally, this explanation features several new illustrations of Marielle L. Kenny. The artist behind them all, @nekomura_otako, compiled these via their Twitter account.

You can view the new illustrations of Marielle L. Kenny from Star Ocean The Divine Force below:

We also have our own beginner’s guide to the Star Ocean franchise if you’re curious.

You can view the official video discussing Star Ocean in a minute below:

Star Ocean: The Second Story R is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 2, 2023.

Star Ocean The Second Story R will feature fully voiced event scenes with the original voice cast, a newly arranged soundtrack by original composer Motoi Sakuraba with new songs, including some with a live band, as well as the new Break and Assault Action combat mechanics.

Players can anticipate two selectable protagonists, Claude and Rena, akin to the recently released Star Ocean The Divine Force. Claude is a Pangalactic Federation officer and son of the legendary Ronyx Kenny, causing him to have internal strife regarding his identity. During a mission, Claude’s ego gets the better of him as he’s transported to an underdeveloped planet and spotted by Rena, confusing him for the Hero of Light.

The Earth, Galaxy, and Universe difficulties will also be implemented. Further, the developer is Gemdrops, known for porting Star Ocean: The Second Evolution to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan. The original game was developed by tri-Ace.

Subtitled French, Italian, German, and Spanish language support will also be available via a launch day update.

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