The official Star Ocean Twitter account has introduced four characters set to appear in the upcoming Star Ocean: The Second Story R. In particular, four of the Ten Wise Men have been highlighted with brand-new character illustrations. This group plays a pivotal role throughout the game’s narrative as the central antagonists.
Camael is a “data-gathering type that uses mind-control techniques in his duties” and uses powerful symbology with supportive effects.
Zadkiel is another data-gathering type, except he uses his more youthful, boyish appearance to blend in with locals.
Raphael is a data-analysis type who formulates strategies for the Wise Men based on the intelligence the other members gather. The hyperspace zone within his body is used for attacking.
Lastly, Haniel is the leader of the previously mentioned Wise Men who uses his capabilities to “prevent uprisings among the populace.”
You can view the new illustrations for these four characters via our gallery below:
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.
- Be sure to check out our extensive coverage of this upcoming game.
- A free demo with save data carry-over is available.
- Check out our interview with the composer and producer.
- View our preview of this incoming title.
- Check out the opening movie.
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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