Today Square Enix announced the Japanese release date of the HD port Star Ocean: First Departure R.
The game will launch in Japan on December 5, for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
At the moment the western release date has not been confirmed, so we’ll have to wait and see about that.
In the meanwhile, you can check out the trailer below.
The game is an HD port of Star Ocean: First Departure released on PSP in 2007.
That was, in turn, a remake of the first Star Ocean game, which debuted on the Super Famicom in 1996.
This is not the first time Square Enix ports older Star Ocean games to current-gen platforms.
Considering that Integrity and Faithlessness didn’t exactly turn into a blockbuster hit, it’s not that surprising that Square Enix is mostly working on low-risk re-releases nowadays. Yet, I still really hope to see a brand new Star Ocean at some point in the future.
The series certainly deserves a comeback in style.