Square Enix hosted a special Star Ocean fan event called“Star Ocean Fes 2018 ~Festival of the Sea of Stars~” this weekend where they announced Season 2 along with Groom Fayt Leingod and Bride Reimi Saionji.
The above is a look at the main visual for Star Ocean: Anamnesis’ Season 2, called “Twin Eclipse.” According to producer Shuichi Kobayashi, the team has prepared about ten times the volume of Season 1 for the second season. In addition to a fully-voiced scenario with animated scenes, it will have over 10 tracks by composer Motoi Sakuraba.
Tika Blanche (CV: Aoi Yuuki)
Ewen Laxter (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
Recolo (CV: Masako Nozawa)
In Season 2 you’ll meet characters such as Tika Blanche and Ewen Laxter, and Recolo the robot that supports Tika as the main focus of the story. Series recurring crafting character Welch Vineyard will appear as a key character for the season.
[Note: It’s pretty amusing seeing Masako Nozawa, best known as the Japanese voice for Son Goku from the Dragon Ball series, take on the role of the robot character Recolo. Season 1 has its own robot character who is voiced by Ryusei Nakao, the Japanese voice behind Frieza, so it should be fun for the fans to see some interaction between them.]
A new “Assist Character” system will also be introduced in Season 2. This allows you to assign an Assist Character to each member in the party. You can activate an “Assist Skill” with an Assist Character at any time during battle. When a party member with an assigned Assist Character performs a Rush Combo, there’s a chance they can activate the “Assist Cut-in” to help increase the damage.
More details on Season 2 will be revealed later, but you can expect for it to launch sometime in Summer 2018.
Main artwork by Akiman
Next up, we have special edition version of Reimi Saionji from Star Ocean: The Last Hope Fayt Leingod from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time with the Bride Reimi and Groom Fayt. The two were previously announced as the winners of a Wedding Event that had fans vote for their characters of choice. Both of them can be selected as NPCs and will be obtainable during the gacha event.
Bride Reimi Saionji
Groom Fayt Leingod
Weapon: Single-handed Sword
The new wedding gacha event will feature higher appearance rates of characters from the previous wedding event. The characters from the previous event will also be buffed.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis is available in Japan for iOS and Android. At the end of the Star Ocean Fes 2018, producer Shuichi Kobayashi had a little something to share about the next Star Ocean game, which you can read about in our previous report.