Square Enix has released two new trailers for Star Ocean: The Second Story R. The videos briefly introduce Claude and Rena, the duo of protagonists. The player can pick either of them at the beginning of the game.
Star Ocean: The Second Story R is a remake of the classic action RPG developed by Tri-Ace and originally released on the first PlayStation back in 1998 in Japan. Despite being the second game in the series, it was the first one to come west and many fans regard it as the best in its franchise. Moreover, the game has a PSP edition called Star Ocean: Second Evolution.
The Star Ocean games are science fantasy action RPGs which explore the concept of the interaction of people from planets in different stages of civilization. On Second Story, the narrative revolves around two protagonists. On one side, we have the Pangalactic Federation second lieutenant Claude C. Kenny. On the other, a young girl called Rena Lanford who hails from a primitive world.
The choice of protagonist impacts the narrative events and which allies you can add to your party. Along with the graphical update to a more detailed 2.5D style, the player can pick one of the portraits of the previous games instead of the new renditions of them. Also, English and Japanese voices are available for all events.
Star Ocean: The Second Story R will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 2, 2023.