Square Enix and developer Gemdrops have announced that a demo for the upcoming action RPG remake Star Ocean: The Second Story R is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC Steam. A new system trailer revealing more features of the upcoming game was also released. The Second Story R will launch on November 2 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 2 worldwide. In the game, players play as “either Claude or Rena. Depending on your choice, the perspectives and the allies you can recruit will change.”
The game’s details:
Claude C. Kenny, a young officer in the Pangalactic Federation, is sent to investigate a mysterious dome discovered on Planet Milokeenia on the orders of Ronyx, his father and commanding officer. There he discovers an unfamiliar-looking mechanism. Hoping to demonstrate his courage, he ignores Ronyx’s objections and touches it, only to disappear in a blinding flash.
Later, Claude wakes up surrounded by lush forest and realizes he’s been transported somewhere far away.
Trying and failing to get in contact with Ronyx, Claude scouts out the area around him, only to discover a monster just as it’s about to attack a young girl.
Rushing into the fray, Claude fires away with the Phase Gun his father gave him.
Seeing Claude rescue her with this bright, lethal force, the girl—Rena Lanford—mistakes him for a figure from the myths of her homeland, a hero who bears a Sword of Light.
In order to properly thank him, Rena takes Claude to the village of Arlia, hoping against hope that he could be the one to save the entire nation…
Fantasy and Science-Fiction Collide in a Unique Visual Style – From dangerous dungeons to bustling towns, the world of Star Ocean: The Second Story R is depicted in beautiful 3D graphics with nostalgic 2D pixel characters.
Experience a Story with Dual Protagonists – Start your journey with either Claude or Rena. Depending on your choice, the perspectives and the allies you can recruit will change. Get to know party members via the unique Private Actions system, grow relationships and unlock various endings.
Thrilling, Visually Explosive Battles! – Enjoy fast-paced combat and use new mechanics to strategically defeat foes. “Break” by continuously dealing damage and order your allies to follow-up with an Assault Action to deal massive damage.