Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Marketed With Anime Art

Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Star Ocean: The Last Hope International are pretty much the same game, but Square Enix is marketing the game differently on each platform.

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In North America, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International uses anime art for the game’s cover. This is a change from the sci-fi-ish Xbox 360 box art which has a CG silhouette of Edge. For the West, a classic menu interface with anime portraits is one of the new features in the PS3 release.

 

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An optional CG model menu interface is one of Star Ocean: The Last Hope International’s new features for Japan, but Square Enix Japan is still advertising the game with artwork instead of rendered characters.

 

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The marketing transition appears to be lost in Europe where Star Ocean: The Last Hope uses the same shadowy character models for both versions. Europe’s International box art is actually a modified version of our Xbox 360 cover art with Reimi and a purple glow.

 

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