Square Enix has shared a new video for the upcoming Star Ocean: The Second Story R, featuring character designer Yukihiro Kajimoto doing a live drawing of protagonist Rena Lanford.
Fans can witness the illustrator drawing Rena Lanford in a vastly sped-up fashion, resulting in an endearing depiction.
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.
- Soundtrack Preview
You can view the live drawing of Rena Lanford by Yukihiro Kajimoto 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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