Amongst the massive JPRG franchises, Tri-Ace’s Star Ocean usually will get neglected, which isn’t solely truthful. The sequence has had its ups and down, however its excessive factors have been pretty excessive, and in honor of its twenty fifth anniversary, the franchise is returning with an all-new PlayStation-exclusive entry. Star Ocean: The Divine ought to serve up the identical mixture of sci-fi and JRPG tropes we’ve come to count on from the sequence, nevertheless it additionally seems to be taking some notes from Nintendo’s Xenoblade Chronicles sequence, with a extra open world gamers can fly round freely in and amped-up hack ‘n’ slash fight. You possibly can try the primary trailer for Star Ocean: The Divine Pressure, beneath.
It’s clear this isn’t being made with the identical funds as a Ultimate Fantasy, however that’s okay typically. You may get the rundown on Star Ocean: The Divine Force’s story and key features, beneath.
The Pangalactic Federation. From their earliest days within the Sol System, this group has sought to deliver peace and tranquility to the galactic multitudes. As their attain has expanded via the universe, many a hero has served beneath their banner; saviors to planets in want. However by the yr 583 SD, issues have modified. The as soon as peaceable Pangalactic Federation is now identified for assimilating planets towards their will. As soon as standing for justice, they’re now wreathed in darkness.
Raymond, captain of the service provider vessel Ydas, departs from the nonfederated planet of Verguld on a normal transport mission. The job is straightforward, the route acquainted, but issues go awry when the Ydas is attacked by the Astoria: a battleship carrying a member of the Pangalactic Federation’s preeminent Kenny household. Raymond and his crewmate Chloe are compelled to desert ship amidst the chaos and head for the distant, underdeveloped planet of Aster IV. Earlier than their escape pods may even land, a burst of power resembling an EMP from the planet’s floor knocks out their programs and brings them crashing down. They discover themselves separated and stranded on an unfamiliar planet.
Upon touchdown, Raymond is straight away attacked by a few of the less-than-friendly native wildlife. However when all appears misplaced, his life is saved by the crown princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius: Laeticia. Marveled by the sudden look of this man who rode into her life on a “capturing star,” Laeticia asks Raymond to assist save her kingdom from the specter of the neighboring Vey’l Empire. He accepts in trade for assist discovering Chloe. So begins their journey on Aster IV. Nonetheless, Raymond will quickly uncover he has but to flee the shadow of the Pangalactic Federation.
- A narrative that adjustments primarily based on the alternatives the participant makes, the place heroes intersect between the 2 worlds of sci-fi and fantasy
- A wealthy lineup of playable characters
- Freedom to fly across the atmosphere
- Three-dimensional traversal and exploration the place every part in-sight is a discipline for journey
- The Star Ocean sport with the quickest and mightiest motion within the sequence
Star Ocean: The Divine Pressure launches on PS4 and PS5 someday in 2023.