The official Star Ocean Twitter account has shared a new English clip highlighting one of Star Ocean The Second Story R’s recruitable party members, Bowman Jean. He used to research weapons rooted in symbology and be a professor before choosing to run a pharmacy with his wife, Ninay, in the town of Linga. In battle, he utilizes close-ranged hand-to-hand combat with martial arts mastery and Qigong.
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.
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.
- Character profiles for six party members were shared.
- Dias Flac Character Render Update
- Claude & Rena Introduction
- Celine Introduction
- Ashton Introduction
- Precis Introduction
You can view the English clip of Bowman below:
Bowman's combat style is a unique blend of brains and brawn in #StarOcean The Second Story R.
His martial arts skills, Qigong, and medical concoctions make him a force to be reckoned with! pic.twitter.com/9B8UXc0SoD
— STAR OCEAN (@StarOcean) July 23, 2023
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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