By Spencer . May 26, 2009 . 6:01am
While we’re finished sailing through the galaxy, Europe still doesn’t have Star Ocean: The Last Hope. PAL territories won’t see the game in stores until June 5, but they get two versions.
The Star Ocean: The Last Hope Limited Collector’s Edition comes with the game, a 32 page mini-guide, five character cards using “rare artwork not officially released in Europe”, a Star Ocean compilation soundtrack CD, and a limited edition box with digistack packing. The package has a suggested retail price of £54.99 ($87). A standalone game runs for £44.99 ($72). Most online retailers have a price break for both versions.
On closer inspection the “rare artwork” on the character cards is actually the anime style character designs Square Enix used in Japan. The digistack packing sounds kind of nice considering the US packing has three games stacked on top of each other.