Square Enix recently announced Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, an upcoming title that is being developed by tri-Ace, and will have more of a Star Ocean 3 vibe to it. Famitsu shares more details on the story and setting, starting with the prologue of the title.
The deep abyss of space doesn’t allow for peace of mankind—
It’s been several centuries since leaving behind Earth, and the humans that surpassed countless struggles have created the “Galactic Federation,” with the hope of obtaining unified order and peace.
However, flames of new war have begun to ignite anew.
“Feycreed,” the unsettled planet located more than 6,000 light-years from Earth.
As we’ve seen in many cases before it, the waves of history reaches the shores of one planet.
Here’s another look at the key characters:
His father is the most well-known swordsman throughout all of Reslia Kingdom, and that’s where Fidel inherited his talents from. As the unstable situation continues, Fidel uses his excellent swordsmanship to defend his town.
Miki grew up together with Fidel as his childhood friend, and loves him like an older brother. While she may be cute and childish around Fidel, she conducts herself in the proper manner when it matters. She’s known for having healing abilities, which is a rare sight in Starl Village.
The planet’s biggest continent called “Vesteel” is where half its entire population resides. The people of Reslia Kingdom have been enjoying peace and prosperity under the rule of the royal family for over 300 years; however, the past few years have been unstable, and called the “Seven Years of Darkness”.
Starl Village is where Fidel and Miki live. It’s a small village located on the southern end of Reslia Kingdom. This “Seven Years of Darkness” has also affected Starl. While Feycreed’s culture and technology is close to that of the 15th and 16th century on Earth, but they have special magic that is also used in the development of all the cities and villages.
Starl is a simple village that uses wind energy for its power source and is mostly a little fisherman’s village. You can also see Fidel and Miki together. Miki has nothing but affection for Fidel, and considers him her older brother.
While we still don’t know too much about Star Ocean 5’s battle system, you can see a glimpse of what appears to be Symobology magic. Famitsu says that cooperating with your party will be the key to victory.
Fidel is shown teaming up with a blonde-haired swordsman, in what appears to be a dangerous situation for the two. The image on the right shows an event in Starl Village, where Fidel and Miki are defending the villagers while fighting off bandits.
Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness is in development for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.