Back in April this was a rumor, but you knew Square Enix would pull through. Star Ocean: First Departure and Star Ocean: Second Evolution will eventually come out in North America since both games will be at their E3 booth. These games are respective remakes/ports of Star Ocean 1 (Super Famicom) and Star Ocean 2 (PSX). If you want to know more about the PSP Star Ocean games, check out our previous coverage. Rolando went in depth with both titles, detailing how the revised battle system works in Star Ocean: First Departure and how many new endings are in Star Ocean: Second Evolution.
Update: Square Enix USA sent a release date list confirming what Al said in the comments. Star Ocean: First Departure will come out on October 21 and we'll see Star Ocean: Second Evolution on January 6, 2009. Here's what else Square Enix has scheduled for this year.
Final Fantasy IV (DS) – July 22
Infinite Undiscovery (X360) – September 2
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS) – September 16
Exit DS – October 7
The Legend of Kage 2 – October 7
Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) – October 21
Chrono Trigger (DS) – Holiday 2008
The Last Remnant (X360) – "This Winter" i.e. could be 2009
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP) – January 6
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360) – 2009
Images courtesy of Square Enix.