STAR OCEAN, the epic, sci-fi RPG saga that takes players to the stars and beyond, makes its triumphant return with its forthcoming fifth installment in the series. The title is developed by tri-Ace, the celebrated studio behind each of the previous iterations, with character designs by akiman (Akira Yasuda).
Set between the second and third games in the STAR OCEAN series, the Pangalactic Federation is nearing the fulfilment of its mission: Peace and order throughout the galaxy. However, the embers of conflict begin to stir once more on the planet of Faykreed, 6,000 light years from Earth, as a new story begins in the ocean of stars. Follow the adventures of Fidel Camuze, his childhood friend Miki Sauvester, and a mysterious young girl named Relia who holds the key to the story, as they get drawn into a battle that may change the fate of the planet.
The Game’s Features:
Journey to a Seamless World – Transition into and from battles and dynamic cutscenes in real time, as the lines between story, exploration, and battle are blurred into an immersive and exhilarating experience. This brand-new system ensures players remain enthralled in the sprawling lands of faraway locales and the personal stories of the people they meet.
An Evolution of Real Time Combat – Close in on enemies or fight from long range using powerful combos to trigger distance-based skills. Players can utilize up to seven characters in battle with an expansive system that allows you to customize each member. Swapping between characters strategically and unleashing the right skill at the right time will help players survive even the toughest battles.
Specialty System – Utilizing the dynamic gathering and crafting systems, players can control how members of the party contribute to the adventure through a variety of methods.
All-New Story That Will Resonate With Fans of the Series – While new players will not need to be familiar with the previous titles in the series, veteran fans of the franchise will appreciate the references and familiar elements of the STAR OCEAN universe.
Unique Character Designs – The characters come to life through the designs of renowned illustrator Akira Yasuda “akiman” (Street Fighter series, Darkstalkers 3).