Star Ocean 4 is in development for the Xbox 360 (screenshot update)

By Spencer . June 10, 2008 . 7:01am

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Tri-Ace and Square Enix have been so secretive about which sequel Star Ocean 4 will be released on. Finally, at Microsoft’s RPG event Square Enix revealed Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope is in development for the Xbox 360 and it will come out in 2009. Unlike the Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailers the end of the Star Ocean 4 clip says “for Xbox 360”, not “only for Xbox 360” which will inevitably lead to speculation if or when there will be a PlayStation 3 version in the future.

 

While currently unmentioned outside of Japan, Square Enix trademarked the Last Hope in the USA, Star Ocean 4’s subtitle, last month. I thought The Last Hope sounded too similar to Star Wars Episode IV back then, but its official now! Take a look at a trailer with some new footage below.

 

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jvXdHAM-g[/youtube] 

 

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Images courtesy of Square Enix.


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  • Pedro Silva

    moneyhats when will Square-Enix start showing worthy games for the platform they should be supporting the most?

  • animedemon

    wtf man why switch to xbox now i got to go out to buy one for this game >.<

  • fidgetwidget

    @Pedro: They have, its called Dragon Quest 9 for the DS.
    You do realize this was announced at a Microsoft event don’t you?
    Silly Fanboys

  • Pedro Silva

    @ fidgetwidget

    yet, this is the less sold platform in japan, they’d have to pay to get a port of SO4, let alone have it exclusive, yes M$ event, but most JRPG’s in there were moneyhated otherwise developers wouldn’t touch the platform with a stick. Look at Lost Odyssey, a Microsoft published title, selling 700.000 worldwide… it’s ridiculous, no JRPG developer seeing that would touch X360 with a stick.

    SO4 should be confirmed for the PS3 above a X360 version, and as the primary platform.

    Darned moneyhats… and I get called fanboy for stating the obvious, lol!

    @ animedemon

    don’t, they’ll port it eventually, don’t play in their hands.

  • Nika

    nice trailer. so pretty…
    the only thing that I don’t like about it is the screen-big 2009 xD

    And to add t the X360 discussion: it really seems to be supported more lately doesn’t it? Like Pedro Silva I also think it will be ported eventually. and the fact that the trailer doesn’t say ‘only for X360′ only confirms that for me.
    I don’t agree with it that japanese developers wouldn’t dare to touch it with a stick though. they are slowly getting closer. (btw, I am now picturing a sqeenix official poking a X360 with a stick… xD)

  • Camden

    It’s cool to see a Japanese publisher try to boost sales for an American console by releasing SO4 for the 360, but not enough to keep its exclusivity. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a PS3 port shortly after its release.

  • Camden

    Ignore my previous post.

    It’s cool to see a Japanese publisher try to boost sales for an American console by releasing SO4 for the 360. It will boost sales, but not enough to keep its exclusivity. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a PS3 port shortly after its release.

  • Bandit

    Sure hope this comes to PS3 because nothing will make buy another 360 (after the 11 I had I grew quite sick of it, not all RROD’s either). Microsofts Moneyhats are really ruining gaming, and their poor console quality is keeping me from playing games I want to….so sad

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