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Star Ocean First Departure

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix

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'Star Ocean First Departure' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT

The maiden voyage of Square Enix's Star Ocean RPG series embarks upon the PSP with brand-new features and stunning original animated sequences.

Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the Star Ocean saga comes to life in the completely remastered Star Ocean: First Departure, exclusively for the PSP, faturing a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. And with a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich Star Ocean universe like never before.

Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war. Star Ocean: First Departure marks the first time that the initial instalment in the popular Star Ocean franchise is available in North America.

Key Features :

  • Completely rebuilt for the PSP system, with real-time battles that keep players immersed in the action
  • Star Ocean: First Departure, the entry that started it all, now available to North American audiences for the first time
  • Brand-new, fully voiced animated cut-scenes provided by anime powerhouse Production I.G
  • The private action system adds depth to the story, introducing riveting subplots between characters

Ship Date: October 21, 2008

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