Square Enix announced that their remake of their classic RPG Star Ocean, Star Ocean First Departure R, will launch on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 5.
Star Ocean First Departure R will feature the same story like as the TOSE developed Star Ocean First Departure which released on PlayStation Portable in 2007. The game was an enhanced remake of the first entry of Star Ocean, which marked the first time western players will able to play an official version of the first Star Ocean title. The game used prerendered backgrounds and featured a 3D battle system that showed character illustrated facial features. This entry of the game was a complete overhaul of the first title and used the same engine used in Star Ocean: The Second Story, which also released on the PlayStation handheld.
Additionally, the publisher released a new trailer showing the updated character illustrations as well as a quick preview at the balanced gameplay features. The game holds true to its pixel design roots but inserts the characters in a 3D like space that makes things look really good.
Star Ocean First Departure R includes a speed boost option to get through the adventure a little quicker as well as dual audio with English and Japanese voice over.
You can watch the new trailer below:
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