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Star Ocean: First Departure R coming west on December 5, English trailer

Posted on September 10, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Star Ocean: First Departure R is coming west, Square Enix has confirmed. The HD remaster of the classic sci-fi RPG will launch digitally for Switch on December 5 – the same day as Japan.

Here’s everything you need to know about Star Ocean: First Departure R:

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 the following features and boosts to enhance the experience:

– Full Voiceover – Players can 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.
– New Character Illustrations – Players can opt for the original character illustrations utilized in Star Ocean: First Departure, or brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (Star Ocean: The Last Hope).
– Speed Mode – Players can speed up movement to traverse the world more quickly.
– Adjusted Game Balance – Adjusted battle difficulty enabling players to enjoy more challenge in combat, a signature quality of the Star Ocean series.

We also have the following trailer:

Source: Square Enix PR

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