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Star Ocean 5 RPG's PS3 Version Delayed from March 31 to April 28 in Japan

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Developer still optimizing game's performance on console

The official website of Square Enix and tri-Ace's Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness role-playing game announced on Tuesday that the PlayStation 3 version has been delayed from March 31 to April 28. The announcement states that the delay is due to the developer still optimizing the game for performance on the console.

Square Enix streamed a video on Sunday to compare the graphics and performance of the game's PS4 and PS3 versions.

Square Enix will still release the game on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 31 after a delay, 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.

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.

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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