Star Ocean anamnesis Smartphone Game Heads West
posted on by Karen Ressler
Squeare Enix North America announced with a video on Monday that it will release an English version of the Star Ocean anamnesis iOS and Android game. The game will be available as a free-to-download game this July.
Square Enix launched the game in Japan in December 2016. The action battle game allows players to control characters from other installments in the Star Ocean franchise. It is the first game in the franchise to offer a four-player mulitplayer option.
tri-Ace and Enix released the first Star Ocean game for the Super Famicom in 1996. The latest game in the franchise, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, shipped in Japan in March 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and for the PlayStation 3 in April 2016. Square Enix released the game in the U.S. for the PS4 only in June 2016.
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, and Discotek announced in March it had relicensed the anime. 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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