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Star Ocean: The Second Story R announced for PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Image: Square Enix

Story Highlights

  • Star Ocean: The Second Story R, a remake by Square Enix, will be released on PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
  • The game, launching physically and digitally on November 2, will feature a unique 2.5D aesthetic.
  • Dependent on player choice, the game offers dual protagonist perspectives, differing allies, and various endings.

Square Enix has officially announced the upcoming release of Star Ocean: The Second Story R, a remake of the cherished original. Set for release on PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam), the game is scheduled for a global launch, both physically and digitally, on November 2, at a price of $49.99.

This reimagination of the original Star Ocean: The Second Story presents an intriguing blend of fantasy and science fiction in a unique visual style. By employing a unique 2.5D aesthetic, the game brings to life various environments – from perilous dungeons to lively towns. The universe of Star Ocean: The Second Story R features appealing 3D graphics coupled with nostalgic 2D pixel characters, creating a captivating visual experience for the players.

Immerse in an Engaging Tale

The narrative of Star Ocean: The Second Story R transports players to the edge of the universe, amid an infinite sea of stars. The game revolves around two protagonists from different worlds who embark on a mission to save the planet Expel. The choice of starting the journey with either Claude or Rena offers varying perspectives, changing the allies that players can recruit throughout the game.

Building relationships plays a significant role in the game, accomplished via the unique Private Actions system. These relationships further impact the game’s progression, unlocking a variety of different endings, thus amplifying the game’s replayability.

Additionally, the game features thrilling and visually stunning battles. Players can take advantage of the fast-paced combat system, employing new mechanics to strategically outwit opponents. The implementation of the “Break” feature allows players to deal continuous damage, followed by an Assault Action order to allies, which can inflict colossal damage on foes.

Overall, Star Ocean: The Second Story R promises to offer a remastered experience of the original game, enriching it with fresh elements while preserving its core essence.

Written by Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Video Gaming. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.