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Star Ocean 5 is Announced by Square Enix

Square Enix and tri-Ace are finally adding another game to the Star Ocean series after five years.

After 5 years of without another addition to the series and denying a new game was coming, Square Enix is finally adding another game to the sci-fi RPG series, Star Ocean.

Through both a statement in the gaming magazine Famitsu and on their website, Square Enix has announced that it will develop another Star Ocean game, Star Ocean 5. The company also released a trailer of the game on its YouTube page yesterday, to coincide with their announcement.

The trailer recaps the entire franchise, going in chronological order based on the Space Dates the games are set in. The video goes in order of Star Ocean 4, the original Star OceanStar Ocean 2, and Star Ocean 3. And finally, Space Date 537 appears. It tells a story of encounters and farewells, and of the fate of a new planet. This marks the beginning of Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness.

Not much is known about the game outside the vague story revealed in the trailer and the three main characters. The game follows Fidel Camus, his childhood friend Miki Sorvesta, and a young, amnesiac girl named Lilia.

Tri-Ace returns as the game's developer with Square Enix, but they have not given any word on when it will be released. The price is also currently unknown, but we do know the title will release on the PlayStation 3 and 4.

Published Apr. 15th 2015

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