Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean First Departure R, the remaster of their classic sci-fi RPG, will arrive digitally on 5th December for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. A new trailer can be seen below showing how good the remaster looks in glorious HD.
Star Ocean First Departure R follows the journey of Roddick, a young swordsman, and his friends as they set off to to find the cure to a deadly disease that is ravaging their land. This simple sounding mission takes Roddick and his companions on an adventure that spans across a sea of stars.
The remastered version of this timeless classic features:
- Full Voiceover – Players will be able to choose between the original full voice cast from the PSP system version of the game in either Japanese or English, or enjoy the new recorded version which features the voice cast from the original Super Nintendo version in Japan.
- New Character Illustrations – Choose between the original character illustrations used in Star Ocean First Departure, or the brand new versions drawn by illustrator Katsumi Enami.
- Speed Mode – Players can speed up movement to travel the world much more quickly.
- Adjusted Game Balance – Battle difficulty has been adjusted allowing players to enjoy more challenging combat experience.
Star Ocean First Departure R will be available on the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 5th December. Gamers who pre-order the game for the PS4 will receive a special PS4 Theme featuring the artwork of Katsumi Enami, pixel art of the main characters and a digital mini soundtrack from Star Ocean Live 2019.