Star Ocean: First Departure R Available December 5th, 2019

You can switch between English voice acting and two different Japanese tracks!

09.10.19 - 10:43 PM


The time to return to the origins of the Star Ocean series is coming this year! Star Ocean: First Departure R launches digitally on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 5th, 2019!

Below is a promotional trailer, revealing the game's new features along with the English and Japanese cast:

Pre-ordering the PlayStation 4 version of the game nets you a PS4 Star Ocean: First Departure R static theme along with the Digital Mini soundtrack from Star Ocean Live 2019!

As mentioned in the video, Star Ocean: First Departure R features new features not found in the original game or the PSP remake. Along with the English cast, you can switch between the original Japanese cast from First Departure or the new cast for First Departure R. The new Japanese cast are the battle voice actors from the original Super Famicom version. Likewise, a new set of character art work based more on the Super Famicom version of the game is available, designed by Katsumi Enami, the character illustrator from Star Ocean: The Last Hope. You can switch between these designs and the original designs from First Departure at will.

Other gameplay improvements include balance adjustments to battles and difficulty. Furthermore, to speed things up while on the field, you can speed up movement by two times. Lastly, along with the game's sprites enhanced to HD resolution, the rest of the game and movies are enhanced as well!

Star Ocean First Departure R

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Star Ocean: First Departure R is available worldwide on December 5th, 2019. Check back at RPGFan as we grow closer to the game's release date!

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