Star Ocean The Second Story R preview tracks up on Spotify
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Star Ocean: The Second Story R Preview Tracks Are Up on Spotify

Square Enix has released seven tracks from Star Ocean: The Second Story R on multiple digital platforms including Spotify and YouTube. These early releases act as a preview for the upcoming full soundtrack, which the company will release in November 2023.

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The aggregate link that Square Enix shared lets people choose the platform to listen to the tracks. Other than Spotify and YouTube, the tracks from the second Star Ocean entry’s remake are also available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer. The link also includes Japanese music platforms, such as Awa, Mora, Recochoku, and Dwango JP.

Here is the list of seven tracks that are available to stream. All of them are new arranged versions that Motoi Sakuraba made for The Second Story R.

  1. “The venerable forest”
  2. “Pure a stream”
  3. “Deadly hatred”
  4. “Shower of blossoms”
  5. “Cuddle”
  6. “Field of Exper”
  7. “At the crack of dawn”

The full original soundtrack is still on track for release on November 8, 2023 in Japan. Square Enix has yet to announce the final number of tracks that will be included in the entire soundtrack. However, it has provided short previews for the 22 tracks contained in the first out of the album’s four discs.

Square Enix has also since opened pre-orders on its North American web store. The album will be available at $37.99 and imported directly from Japan.

Star Ocean: The Second Story R will be released worldwide for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 2, 2023. A prologue demo of the RPG is also immediately available. The game’s original soundtrack will be available on November 8, 2023.

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