Press release:
LONDON (11th September 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., announced today that “STAR OCEAN First Departure R“, the HD remaster of the classic sci-fi RPG, will make its digital debut on 5th December for the Nintendo Switch™ system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

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 first set off on a journey to find the cure to a deadly disease, before becoming involved in an adventure that spans across a 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 utilised 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.

Those who pre-order for the PlayStation®4 system will receive a commemorative PlayStation®4 Theme featuring some of the newly drawn character illustrations by Katsumi Enami and pixel art of the main characters, as well as a digital mini soundtrack from STAR OCEAN Live 2019 when the game launches on 5th December.

To pre-order the game for the PlayStation®4 system, visit: https://sqex.link/ob4

STAR OCEAN® First Departure R will be available digitally on 5th December for the Nintendo Switch™ system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. For more information, visit: https://www.staroceangame.com
For the latest press assets, visit: http://www.square-enix-press.com/

Related Links:
Official STAR OCEAN website: https://www.staroceangame.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starocean
Twitter: @starocean
Instagram: @squareenix
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/UKSquareEnix
#StarOcean

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®.

The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 147 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 74 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.

© 1996, 2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Original version developed by tri-Ace Inc.

STAR OCEAN, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, EIDOS MONTREAL, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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