It’s time get a little PlayStation 2 nostalgic. Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will be released on the PlayStation 4 on May 23, 2017.
While I haven’t had the opportunity to play a lot of the Star Ocean games (the only one I’ve played was Star Ocean: The Second Story for the PlayStation) this is great news for fans of the Square Enix/tri-Ace game. It’s also good news for those of us who really enjoy JRPGs.
First released in 2004, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is set far into the future and combines elements of science fiction with fantasy. The game is the 3rd game in the Star Ocean series which started with the original Star Ocean which was released on the Super Famicon in 1996 and later on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in 2008. The second game, Star Ocean: The Second Story was released in 1999 followed by Star Ocean: Blue Sphere which was released in 2001 for the Game Boy Color. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time followed in 2003 and the next game, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, was released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. The most recent game, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was released last year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles.
All of the games are set in the same universe, but not necessarily in consecutive order. Last year’s game is set between the events of The Second Story and Till the End of Time while The Last Hope is actually a prequel to Star Ocean.
As far as the story goes, the game follows Fayt Leingod and his childhood friend, Sophia Esteed, as they traverse their small section of the galaxy in an effort to stop all-powerful beings called “Executioners.” Along the way, they uncover a few mysteries about the universe, known as the Eternal Sphere, and about the Executioners themselves.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will be available through PlayStation Store for $20.99. PS4 enhancements to the game include trophy support, share functionality, and remote play.
You can check out a few of the screenshots in the Gallery below. Enjoy!
— Star Ocean (@StarOcean) May 17, 2017
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