We recently learned a little ahead of time that Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is releasing in North America on June 28, and Square Enix officially made the release date announcement, including one for Europe.
Here’s a message from producer Shuichi Kobyashi for the Western fans:
It has been quite long since the last installment was released and the time has now come for us to share another “tale of the sea of stars” with you. I personally adore this franchise and have been excited to be involved in the process of its resurrection. There are fewer JRPGs for consoles on the market these days and I believe that this makes the release of this new game particularly significant. The franchise has always featured exhilarating action battles and with the new game, we deliver an evolved combat system which can involve a party of up to seven characters and it is easier to execute combo attacks.
There are also many new and additional game items and content that we hope may encourage you to replay the game for added value, and I sincerely hope you will give this game a try. We would really like to get your support so that we can continue to tell more “tales of the sea of stars”.
- The game will have dual audio options, meaning you can switch between English and Japanese voice-over. If you prefer Japanese voice-over, you can select to have English subtitles.
- The characters were designed by “akiman” (Street Fighter series).
- The score was composed by Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of series, Dark Souls series).
To give you a bit of background on the story, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness revolves around a blue-haired swordsman named Fidel. Look at that hair. Can we all please live in a galaxy where our hair looks that good all the time? Anyway… Fidel and his crew, which includes the pink-haired healer named Miki, embark on an adventure that will transcend space to protect a mysterious girl, Relia, from dark forces.
We sincerely hope you’re all as excited as we are for the release of the game, but until then, be sure to keep up to date with all of the new Star Ocean content through our “Star Log” live streams, which air on the Square Enix Twitch and YouTube channels.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will release in North America on June 28 and Europe on July 1, 2016 for PlayStation 4. You can also check out the European Square Enix store to pre-order the Collector’s Edition and Limited Edition.