Star Ocean The Divine Force Introduces The Stalwart Albaird Bergholm & Composed Elena

Square Enix has published two new brief character trailers for their upcoming action JRPG, Star Ocean The Divine Force.

This time, Albaird Bergholm and Elena are introduced. The former is Laeticia’s childhood friend, who accompanies her as a loyal knight of the Kingdom of Aucerius, though he is also noticeably wary of Raymond. Further, his weapon of choice is a chakram, and he excels at Semiomancy, essentially magecraft.

The latter is Elena, Raymond’s First Mate, who handles most of the ship’s operations. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and emits an almost cold-hearted attitude. Still, despite her admonishment of Raymond’s antics, she possesses a great deal of respect for his leadership skills. Regarding combat, Elena is a distinct enigma. She boasts aptitude over multiple special weapons that morph with each skill usage.

You can view the English character trailers for Albaird Bergholm and Elena below:

Star Ocean The Divine Force is the newest RPG from developer Tri-Ace. The game features a sci-fi setting as the sixth entry in the franchise with an action-focused battle system. This narrative tells an original story led by protagonist Raymond, the captain of a space trading ship, along with Ydas, and Laeticia, the princess-knight of an underdeveloped planet. After how lukewarm Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was, it’s relieving to see this series be given another new chance.

Throughout Star Ocean The Divine Force, players get to choose between protagonists Raymond and Laeticia, witnessing the story from multiple unique insights. Raymond’s perceptions offer more sci-fi know-how, while Laeticia’s perspective focuses more on fantasy elements. Combat is real-time, utilizing quick maneuvers such as chain attacks that highly benefit from contextual positioning on the battlefield. Further, the addition of Stop Mode allows players to literally pause the action, letting them form new stratagems on the fly.

Star Ocean The Divine Force is releasing on October 27, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

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