Square Enix announced today that Star Ocean First Departure R, the HD remaster of the classic sci-fi RPG, will make its digital debut on December 5, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system.
Originally released in the west on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Star Ocean First Departure R tells the story of a young swordsman, Roddick, and his companions who at first set off on a journey to find the cure to a deadly disease, which then spirals into an adventure that spans across the sea of stars.
This HD remaster version includes a number of features and boosts to enhance the experience. The first of which is full voiceover updates allowing players to choose between the original full voice cast from the PSP system version of the game in either Japanese or English, or the newly recorded version, featuring the voice cast from the original Super Famicom version in Japanese, which was previously released in Japan only.
It will also feature new character illustrations, while you can opt for the original character illustrations utilized in Star Ocean First Departure you can also choose the brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (Star Ocean: The Last Hope). The HD remaster also brings a new speed mode, where Players can speed up movement to traverse the world more quickly. And of course, it will also feature adjusted game balance for battle difficulty enabling players to enjoy more challenge in combat, a signature quality of the Star Ocean series.
Pre-orders for the PlayStation4 system will include a commemorative PlayStation4 Theme featuring some of the newly drawn character illustrations by Katsumi Enami and pixel art of the main characters (available immediately after pre-ordering), as well as a digital mini soundtrack from the Star Ocean Live 2019 concert (available when the game launches on December 5).
To pre-order the game for the PlayStation®4 system, visit: https://sqex.link/r6h.
The title is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information, visit: http://www.staroceangame.com/.