Square Enix has shared an official remix for the battle theme of Star Ocean The Second Story R, “Stab the Sword of Justice,” featuring Motoi Sakuraba, BARxMusic, TeraCMusic, Lacey Johnson, Barry Griffiths, Patti Rudisill.
Several instruments are used here, giving this arrangement a distinct identity of various tones.
Star Ocean The Second Story R features 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 are 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.
- A Star Ocean The Second Story R soundtrack preview is available on streaming services.
- The first three discs of the game’s soundtracks have received dedicated previews.
- The opening theme is streaming with three variations.
- A free demo with save data carry-over is available.
- Check out our interview with the composer and producer.
- Check out the opening movie.
You can listen to the new battle theme remix of Star Ocean The Second Story R below:
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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