This year marks the 25th anniversary of the series and to celebrate is the announcement of a new title, Star Ocean The Divine Force. It is currently developed by Square Enix and tri-Ace and will be released sometime in 2022 on PS4 and PS5. It will feature a story that blends sci-fi and fantasy with a rich lineup of characters and sidestories, a cool battle system that delivers impressive combat with easy controls, and more.
The Double Hero system has returned with this new title which the story spans the stars the beyond. It will be told from the perspective of each protagonist with one from an advanced civilization and the other from an underdeveloped planet. The events that unfold in the story and the allies that players will be recruiting will all depend on the protagonist they choose.
There are several characters to encounter and two protagonists with each of those party members controllable by the players.
Raymond is a young man from the nonfederated planet of Verguld and a captain of the merchant vessel Ydas under Lawrence Logistics, a company that is run by his family. Laeticia is the princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius, which is a large territory located on the underdeveloped planet of Aster IV. She is a master of the dual blades and usually wears armor for battle. She meets Raymond along the way who got stranded on Aster IV. They help one another and begin to travel.
Others are Elena, a crew member of the merchant vessel of Ydas and Raymond’s first mate. She manages the operation of the ship as a whole and is very knowledgeable with a cool demeanor. Albaird is a childhood friend of Laeticia and serves as her knight of the Kingdom of Aucerius. He is a master of semiomancy and the chakram.
In Star Ocean The Divine Force, players can freely fly around the environment as in 360 degrees and can even fly through the skies. They can traverse three-dimensionally through one of the largest fields ever in the series. They have the freedom to go explore or approach battles.
Players can assault enemies straight from traversing at high speeds and can just disappear before them. They can also fight hordes of enemies with a skill that allows them on-shot kills.
In this game, the Pangalactic Federation seem to be the bad guys as it is known now for assimilating planets against their will. The year is now 583 SD.
Star Ocean The Divine Force launches next year on PS4 and PS5.