Star Ocean: The Second Story R Introduces One of the Ten Wise Men, Antagonist Zaphkiel

Star Ocean: The Second Story R Introduces One of the Ten Wise Men, Antagonist Zaphkiel

Following the introduction of four of the Ten Wise Men in Star Ocean: The Second Story R, Square Enix has highlighted another member, Zaphkiel. He’s highly skilled at martial arts combat while also wielding a sword rivaling his body’s size.

Of all the redesigns, Zaphkiel’s is amongst the biggest glow-ups.

You can view the new artwork for Zaphkiel below:

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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.

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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