Square Enix has confirmed that Star Ocean: The Divine Force, the latest entry in the beloved action RPG series, will be released on October 27 for Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. The game is developed by tri-Ace and marks the sixth major installment of the franchise, one that will offer fast-paced action combat, rich exploration, and a “gripping story that seamlessly melds science fiction and fantasy elements.” Motoi Sakuraba, the legendary composer who has contributed to nearly all of tri-Ace’s games, including Valkyrie Profile, has returned to compose this latest installment. Star Ocean fans who opt for the Digital Deluxe Edition will get a copy of the soundtrack, including in-game items that include an Armour pack, Accessory pack, and Weapons pack. The Star Ocean franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.
The game features dual protagonists, who offer different story perspectives and gameplay experiences: Raymond, the captain of the space trading ship, Ydas, and Laeticia, the princess-knight of a kingdom on the underdeveloped planet, Aster IV. Fate will bring Raymond, Laeticia, and several other ally characters together, all designed by renowned artist Akiman (STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness, STREET FIGHTER series).
Customers who early purchase any physical or digital edition of STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE will receive a mini game pawn pack. Customers who pre-order either the Digital Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition will also receive an in-game item weapon pack for the protagonists, the “Greatsword” for Raymond, “Lionheart’s Blutgang”, and the “Dual blades” for Laeticia, “Flashing Naglering.”
Source: Square Enix