Star Ocean 5 RPG's Final Trailer Showcases Characters

posted on 2016-03-01 02:00 EST
androp performs "Astra Nova" theme song for March 31 PS3/PS4 RPG

The official website of Square Enix and tri-Ace's Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness role-playing game began streaming the "final trailer" for the game on Tuesday. The video previews the game's characters, as well as the game's theme song "Astra Nova" by androp.

The game originally had a February 25 release date, but Square Enix delayed the game to March 31 to improve the game's quality.

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

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.

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:

Kaito Ishikawa as Fidel Camuze

Nao Tōyama as Miki Sauvester

Yūichi Nakamura as Victor Orkvil

Aya Endo as Fiore Burnelli

Junichi Suwabe as Emmerson

Ayumi Fujimura as Anne

Yui Ogura as Relia

Tomoe Hanba as Welch Vineyard

Hiroshi Tsuchida as Gunter

Hana Takeda as Hana

Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Daks

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.

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