Star Ocean 5 Details On Main Characters And Battle System

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Square Enix revealed Star Ocean 5 is in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and that they’re working together with tri-ace on the game. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares more details on the upcoming RPG. [Thanks, Hachim Kiko]


Star Ocean 5 takes place on a planet called Feycreed, which is 6,000 light-years away from the planet Earth. The full title is Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness.


Fidel Camus: The protagonist. He specializes in swordsmanship, and maintains the peace and order of the town.


Miki Sorvesta: The heroine. She’s a childhood friend of the protagonist, and loves Fidel like an older brother.


Lilia: A young girl who has lost her feelings and memories.


The screenshots for the game show a blonde swordsman and a blue-haired witch or magic girl fighting in combat. Battles take place in real-time seamless fashion, and attacking methods change according to the distance between you and the enemy. You can perform combos by inputting multiple button presses.


In addition to having plenty of event scenes like in past Star Ocean titles, there will be seamless events where enemies will attack you in the middle of some events. If party members get captured by enemies in these events, it can change the story and ending of the game.


Characters are designed by Akiman, while Shuichi Kobayashi is the producer. Meanwhile, Hiro Ogawa is the director, and Yoshiharu Gotanda is the lead programmer for Star Ocean 5.


Star Ocean 5 is in development for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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