The official website for the upcoming 2.5D action JRPG, Star Ocean The Second Story R, contains profiles for the six unveiled characters. We have compiled these profiles, renders, and the characters’ voice actors.
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. 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.
Subtitled French, Italian, German, and Spanish language support will also be available via a launch day update.
- Check out our announcement coverage for more information.
- View the collector’s edition.
- Development occurred thanks to fans’ requests and to celebrate the original game’s 25th anniversary.
- Development team discusses the remake’s presentation.
- New quests have been added due to more challenging battles.
- Development team discusses the soundtrack.
- Party composition will reflect the original release.
You can view the currently available character profiles for Star Ocean The Second Story R below:
Claude C. Kenny
- Yuji Ueda (JP)
- Daisuke Nakajima (JP)
- Spike Spencer (EN)
“I want to protect you. And I think that’s the reason I’ve been put here.”
A young man with issues about his father, a great hero. He holds the rank of second lieutenant in the Pangalactic Federation. From early childhood to now, he’s always felt his father’s shadow looming in the way everyone regards him. It makes him doubtful of his own skills, giving him somewhat of a rebellious streak. By nature, he’s a serious-minded, caring person whose sense of justice makes it impossible to ignore anyone in trouble.
- Aya Hisakawa (JP)
- Nana Mizuki (JP)
- Claudia Lenz (EN)
“I want to know what I really am.”
A pure-minded girl with healing powers. A girl who lives with her mother Westa in Arlia, a village on the far end of Expel. Affectionate and guileless, she is well-liked by everyone. However, she knows that Westa is only her adoptive mother, and considering her unique healing skills, she has concerns about where she truly comes from.
- Yuki Kaida (JP)
- Saki Nakaima (JP)
- Allison Hollingshead (EN)
“If you want to pick a fight, you had best choose your opponents more carefully.”
A treasure hunter gifted in symbology. A symbologist from Marze, a hotbed of the symbolic arts. Far more interested in training and money than love, she regularly goes treasure hunting as a hobby whenever she’s free. In battle, she’s a powerful presence when providing support from the rear, but lacks close combat skills.
- Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP)
- Akira Ishida (JP)
- Jeffrey Maxwell (EN)
“You have to take responsibility for this! Look at me! I’m permanently disfigured!”
An unhappy swordsman possessed by a two-headed dragon. A swordsman Claude and Rena encounter as they try to kill a two-headed dragon spoken of in Salva. He fights by mixing symbology with his dual-sword style.
- Ryo Horikawa (JP)
- Tomokazu Sugita (JP)
- Kyle Hebert (EN)
“I don’t really feel like babysitting a bunch of people who’re gonna be nothing but a burden to me.”
A lone swordsman on a never-ending quest for strength.An Arlian swordsman who’s known Rena since childhood.He’s known across Expel as an accomplished sword master, expertly using all manner of cutting and slashing weapons, and he specializes in long-range attacks based on sword arts and magic.
Precis F. Neumann
- Yuko Sumitomo (JP)
- Rie Kugiyama (JP)
- Jhoanna Trias (EN)
“Ah, man! Failed again! My dad’s gonna laugh at me again, I just know it.”
An inventor taking her own path in life. A young girl who lives with her father in the academically-driven town of Linga. Influenced by her inventor father, she’s taken an interest in machine technology, fighting with tools like the Robot Puncher in her backpack and Robbie, a small, transformable robot she developed.
Star Ocean: The Second Story R is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 2, 2023.
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