Star Ocean: The Second Story R Logos Discovered in English & Japanese; Potential Star Ocean 2 Remaster On the Way

Fans have discovered that Square Enix’s Japanese and English websites have been updated with logos of “Star Ocean: The Second Story R,” though they have since been removed.

The title suggests that a remaster of Star Ocean 2 is on the way since the first Star Ocean game received a remaster titled Star Ocean The First Departure R. Of course, don’t take these discoveries as confirmation, but the stars seem to finally be aligning.

For those unfamiliar with the Star Ocean franchise, Star Ocean 2 is the only game that has not been ported to modern platforms in the West. Star Ocean: The Second Story was initially a PlayStation 1 game before receiving an enhanced release titled Second Evolution.

This revamped release of the second game in the series initially launched for the PSP and even received an official English localization. However, it has not greeted Western shores on modern platforms despite being available for PlayStation 4 in Japan.

We previously spoke to Square Enix about the possibility of Star Ocean: The Second Evolution coming to the PlayStation 4 in the West, but they said it primarily depends on fans being vocal.

Perhaps the miracle has finally occurred? We can only wait and hope.

We’ll keep you all updated if any official announcements are made.

Thanks to RPG site for catching this news.

You can view both the English and Japanese Star Ocean: The Second Story R logos via our gallery below:

Star Ocean The Divine Force is the newest JRPG from developer Tri-Ace. The game features a sci-fi setting as the sixth entry in the franchise with an action-focused battle system.

Throughout Star Ocean The Divine Force, players choose between protagonists Raymond and Laeticia, witnessing the story from multiple unique insights. Raymond’s perceptions offer more sci-fi know-how, while Laeticia’s perspective focuses more on fantasy elements. Combat is real-time. Further, the addition of Stop Mode allows players to literally pause the action, letting them form new stratagems on the fly.

Star Ocean The Divine Force is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

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