Star Ocean: The Second Story R Physical Switch Release Seems to Require At Least 3GB Download

Ahead of the launch of Star Ocean: The Second Story R, Reddit user Casting_Quarters announced that their pre-order of the game’s Nintendo Switch version from Walmart shipped early.

In a couple of posts, the user showcased the title’s physical box art’s front and back, as well as a reversible cover illustration. It’s all quite gorgeous. However, the front of the box art states that a download is required, which, according to the same Reddit user, is at least 4.1GB. The back of the box states that at least 3GB is needed.

This is quite unfortunate, as the game won’t be fully playable from its cartridge. If you were intending on purchasing the Nintendo Switch version of Star Ocean: The Second Story R, you should be aware of this development.

It’s worth noting that Square Enix has not officially commented on this matter.

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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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