Star Ocean: The Second Story R Announces “Operation Umaibo Distribution of Love and Courage” Event

Square Enix has announced “Operation Umaibo Distribution of Love and Courage” as a promotion for the upcoming release of the Gemdrops-developed action JRPG Star Ocean: The Second Story R.

Occurring in Japan with the country’s popular confectionary, Umaibo, the treat will be distributed to customers who purchase any food or drink at the Square Enix cafe in Akihabara.

Additionally, 40 Taito Game Stations and the 56 Big Camera/Sofmac stores across Japan will also be part of this collaboration, with customers needing to ask for the Umaibo at the former and needing to purchase game-related items at the latter to receive one.

The Star Ocean: The Second Story R “Operation Umaibo Distribution of Love and Courage” event will begin on October 21, 2023, and will conclude when supplies run out.

You can view the official website for specific store locations.

You can view the official artwork for this promotional event below by @nekomura_otako:

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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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