A Japanese magazine scan revealed that the Star Ocean series recurring character, Welch Vineyard, will be making an appearance in Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. [Thanks, Zaregoto.]
Welch Vineyard (CV: Tomoeh Hanba): an energetic girl who works on item research. She’ll be there to teach you various crafts.
Welch has made an appearance in the first two Star Ocean games as a playable, and also appeared as an NPC in Till the End of Time and The Last Hope.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will release in Japan on March 31, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game is headed westward in 2016.