Star Ocean 5 RPG Delayed From February 25 to March 31

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website of Square Enix and tri-Ace's Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness role-playing game announced on Tuesday that the game's original February 25 release date has been delayed to March 31. The companies cited a need to improve the game's quality as the reason for the delay.

Square Enix describes the game:

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).

At this point in history, between the second and third games in the 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.

The website previously streamed the game's first long trailer.

Square Enix will release the game in Japan on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan, and in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 4 in 2016. Square Enix did not announce a PS3 version for the game's Western release.

The game's cast and characters include:

From left to right: Aya Endo as Fiore Burnelli, Nao Toyama as Miki Sauvester, Kaito Ishikawa as Fidel Camuze, and Yuichi Nakamura as Victor Orkvil

In addition, Yui Ogura will voice the character Lilia.

Enix and tri-Ace released the first Star Ocean game for the Super Famicom console in 1996. The last game in the franchise, Star Ocean 4 (Star Ocean: The Last Hope), shipped on the Xbox 360 in 2009, with a PS3 international version shipping in 2010.

The video game series inspired Mayumi Azuma's Star Ocean: The Second Story manga in 1998 and its 2001 television anime Star Ocean EX. Geneon released the anime in North America. Aoi Mizuki's Star Ocean: Blue Sphere manga launched in 2002, and Akira Kanda debuted the Star Ocean: Till the End of Time manga in 2003.

[Via Gematsu]

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