Star Ocean: First Departure R
Star Ocean: First Departure R Dated for December Release
Written Wednesday, September 11, 2019 By Ben Borthwick

Square Enix has announced the release date for the upcoming remaster of one of its classic RPGs in Star Ocean: First Departure R for later this year, as well as more details on what the new version will entail over the original remake from the PSP back in 2008.

On this new version, you'll be able to select from the PSP version's Japanese or English voice acting, only now you'll also be able to select the Japanese voice over work from the original Super Famicom Japanese version too, which was previously only available in Japan. You'll also be able to switch from the original artwork to new character illustrations from Star Ocean: The Last Hope's Katsumi Enami.

On top of this is a new speed mode, to allow you to progress through the game faster if you're short on time and new adjusted game balance to enable players to "enjoy more challenge in combat'. All this is summarised in a new trailer, which you can see below.

Star Ocean: First Departure R releases for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on the 5th December, and pre-orders for PS4 also get a dynamic theme and a digital soundtrack when the game releases on that date.


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Comment #1 by angelbless
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 12:55:11 PM
Good news. I really hope this game sells well so we can get Second Evolution localized :(

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Comment #2 by Lenka
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 02:42:25 PM
Great I’ll be buying it in release day and hopeful we’ll see the 2nd game next year

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Comment #3 by Gonaz01
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 07:04:56 PM
Never got around to playing the PSP version but played a ROM version of the Super Famicom Japanese version years back. Looking forward to playing this. Another classic JRPG to spend some time with before March 3rd. Hopefully we can some love for Star Ocean in the form of a new game.

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Game Info
Square Enix
Square Enix


US December 05, 2019
Europe December 05, 2019

Players: 1
Online Players : 0
ESRB: Teen
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