Square Enix Accounces Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Square Enix announced Star Ocean: The Last Hope today for the Xbox 360. This is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series Star Ocean and is scheduled for a global release in 2009 – but specific dates have yet to be decided.

Also known as Star Ocean 4, in The Last Hope players will experience a battle system that features 4 party members, and is also more team-oriented that the previous entries in the series. The hero’s name is Edge Maverick, along with the heroine, Reimi and the has more of a sci-fi emphasis than past titles, with the ability to control your own ship. The ship is quite large, and will be able to land on at least 5 planets or other space-based destinations. The game will also take place a few centuries before the original Star Ocean.

Working directly with tri Ace (Infinite Undiscovery) Square Enix producer Yoshinori Yamagishi stated during a conference that while Star Ocean: The Last Hope is indeed being released on the Xbox 360 first Square Enix has not decided whether it will be released on the PS3 as of yet. So check back with us often just in case we find out more information on this.

Meanwhile enjoy the trailer.

Via: Press Release

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