The year is A.D. 2087. In the aftermath of World War III, Earth has been ravaged and the population decimated by a deteriorating environment. The countries that survived join together to form the Greater Unified Nations and turn their eyes upwards…to space.
Edge Maverick and his childhood friend Reimi Saionji are chosen as pioneer members of the Space Reconnaissance Force, which was created to seek out new worlds beyond the stars. Their ship, designation SRF-003, takes its place on the lunar launch pad along with four other starships of the first reconnaissance fleet. These ships – humanity’s last hope – blast off one-by-one and sail into the awaiting wormhole that leads to the vast star ocean.
And so, Edge and his crew begin their voyage in search of a new haven for humanity...and a second chance.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We are delighted to bringing this exciting new chapter of the critically acclaimed Star Ocean series to Europe and PAL territories. Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a stunning and captivating adventure, set to delight both fans of the previous adventures and newcomers alike.”
Key Features :
- Combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the Star Ocean universe
- Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise’s dynamic real-time battle system, now featuring amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on Xbox 360
- Up to four characters simultaneously participate in battles and players can switch party members mid-battle
- Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed Final Fantasy RPG series
Already available in North America, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is scheduled to launch in Europe on June 5, 2009.
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