Wednesday, 16 September 2015

'Star Ocean 5' Japan release date announced at Tokyo Game Show

Star Ocean 5 Title Card 

During the Tokyo Game Show in Japan, Square Enix made an important announcement for the latest entry in the long-running "Star Ocean" RPG franchise, "Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness." Fans from Japan will be delighted to know that the upcoming action role-playing game developed by Tri-Ace will be available for grabs in the country beginning Feb. 25, 2016.
According to Gear Nuke, the announcement of the release date during the TGS SCEJA Conference came along with an awesome new trailer, allowing fans to have a sneak peek of what's in store for them from the game. And true enough, the game looked promising. The game is graphically well-made and the characters, designed by Akira Yasuda, look spectacular and depicts that of the classic era of Japanese role playing games.
A report in a separate post from Gear Nuke also says that the fifth installment of "Star Ocean" will not be doing a repeat of its predecessor - the fourth installment - which is said to be the lowest point of the series. "Star Ocean 5's" Producer Shuichi Kobayashi assured fans that they will be bringing back the feel of the game that was seen in the first three of the series and even make it like a direct sequel.
"Story-wise and visual-wise, number five is going to have the feel of a direct sequel to Star Oceans one, two, and three. It'll be very different from Star Ocean 4," Kobayashi tells Gear Nuke.
While Japanese fans are excited already for the release next year, those who are residing outside the country will have to stay tuned for updates as there have been no announcements made on the international release schedule. According to Tech Times, even though the game isn't as popular in America as it is in Japan, it doesn't mean that it has no fan base in the Western population. But perhaps Square Enix isn't just worried about it yet or they're just taking their time.
Considering "Star Oceans 5: Integrity and Faithlessness" is still set for February next year, it can only mean that international release will be later than that.