Star Ocean The Second Story R Added New Dialogue in Collaboration with Star Ocean The Divine Force Writer

Alongside the Japanese launch of Star Ocean The Second Story R, Square Enix has announced that a writer for Star Ocean The Divine Force, Satoshi Wagahara, helped out with the project by adding new character lines.

In particular, Wagahara stated that he worked on writing the dialogue the chibi versions of the characters say on the main menu screen, field, town, and dungeon exchanges, as well as lines for the newly added fishing mechanic. I noticed some of these implementations and found them to be neat supplemental add-ons that reinforced characterizations.

In case you missed it, check out our review of Star Ocean The Second Story R.

Star Ocean The Second Story R features 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 are 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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