Star Ocean: The Last Hope

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Star Ocean 4

According to the manual that comes with the American version of Infinite Undiscovery Star Ocean: The Last Hope will only be released on Xbox 360.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope only on Xbox 360

Let's hope that the game will also be released on the PlayStation 3, like what happened with other Xbox 360 exclusive titles (Bioshock, Enchanted Arms, Lost Planet).

Source: NeoGAF

Star Ocean 4

Today Square Enix has announced their line-up on a Microsoft RPG event in Japan. The most striking news is that Star Ocean: The Last Hope (previously known as Star Ocean 4) will be released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. When asked if this game will the game will be released on the PlayStation 3 Yoshinori Yamagishi, producer of Square Enix, said, "We cannot announce anything on that. We can say that it will be released first [on the Xbox 360]. Whether we'll release it on the PS3 is undecided. We may release it, we may not."

Square Enix also released some high quality screenshots and the logo of the game.

» Screenshots: 1 2 3 4 5
» Logo

Update: The released trailer is now available for watching. Click here.

Star Ocean 4

A new trailer from the game Star Ocean 4 has been released on a Square Enix and Tri-Ace promotional DVD. In the 4 minutes during trailer you see familiar scenes but also some new ones. The quality isn't as good as the first one. When I found a better one, I'll update it.

» Watch Star Ocean 4 Second Trailer

Also I've added the Japanese commercial of Star Ocean: The Second Evolution, which will be released there around this time on the PlayStation Portable.

» Watch Star Ocean: The Second Evolution Japanese Commercial

Star Ocean 4

Square Enix has released the first trailer of the upcoming game Star Ocean 4! In the trailer, which looks really nice, you see some scenes that were revealed three months ago in a couple of magazine scans.
The game will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive like announced before.

» Star Ocean 4 trailer

Square Enix

Square Enix has opened their official website of the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV.
They've also opened an official Star Ocean portal called Eternal Sphere that will cover the two remakes Star Ocean: First Departure and Star Ocean: Second Evolution and the new game Star Ocean 4. When you click on one of the games you'll see TGS2007, which most likely means that more information about the games will be announced on the Tokyo Game Show.

» Official Japanese Final Fantasy IV DS website
» Eternal Sphere

Star Ocean 4

In an interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu assistant producer Hajime Kojima from tri-Ace released the first details about the new Star Ocean game.

- The hero's name is Edge Maverick and the heroine's name is Reimi (you can see a screenshot of them in the 2nd magazine scan).
- You can take 5 characters into battle and there are a lot of new elements that doesn't make the battle system look like the one in the previous release.
- The battles are already playable, but are full of placeholder elements.
- You will be able to pilot a ship and travel to different planets. And there will be more planets than in the previous game.
- The story is complete, but he couldn't talk about the setting.
- Info about the game's release date will be released when people are done playing the remakes of the first two Star Ocean games.

More will hopefully be announced at the Tokyo Game Show.

Magazine Scans: 1, 2

Star Ocean 4

During a press conference in Japan Square Enix has announced that they are working on Star Ocean 4, which is the work title. The game will be developed by tri-Ace, which also did the previous Star Ocean games. On which platform the game will be developed for has not been said, but we will surely find out soon.

More Star Ocean news: The first two Star Ocean games will be remade for PlayStation Portable. They will be named Star Ocean First Departure and Star Ocean Second Evolution. The remakes will contain new character designs, new playable heroes, voices and movies.

» Press Conference pictures: Star Ocean First Departure, Star Ocean Second Evolution, Star Ocean 4


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