Post Reply Star Ocean: First Departure
Posted 7/18/08 , edited 7/18/08
Star Ocean: First Departure

Star Ocean: First Departure is an enhanced remake of the original Star Ocean. It has been confirmed as being in development for the PSP. The first details of the game were revealed at the "Star Ocean Special Stage" during the Square Enix Party 2007. Yoshinori Yamagishi, producer of the series, stated that he wants the remakes to feel as though they're completely new games. This title was release released in Japan on December 27, 2007, and will be released in North America on October 21, 2008, the first time a version of this game will be released outside Japan.

First Departure will feature an entire overhaul of the original game's engine, using Star Ocean: The Second Story's engine instead with similar features, including prerendered backgrounds and 3D battle fields. Production I.G will provide new artwork and animated cutscenes for the game. New playable characters have been confirmed as well. There will be new voice actors and extensive amounts of new, fully voiced dialogue. According to the tri-Ace website, they are unable to answer questions about the remakes as Square Enix is handling the development of those versions.

The remake also features a theme song, "Heart" by the Japanese group Asunaro.
Voice Cast

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Ratix Farrence Mamoru Miyano TBA
Milly Kiliet Hitomi Nabatame TBA
Dorn Marto Kentaro Ito TBA
Ronixis J. Kenni Kenji Hamada TBA
Iria Silvestoli Sanae Kobayashi TBA
Joshua Jerand Jun Fukuyama TBA
Eris Jerand Kana Ueda TBA
Marvel Frozen Houko Kuwashima TBA
Perisie Yukari Tamura TBA
Fear Mell Megumi Toyoguchi TBA
Cius Warren Hiroki Touchi TBA
Ashlay Barnbelt Norio Wakamoto TBA
Tinek Arukena Chihiro Suzuki TBA
Welch Vineyard Tomoe Hanba TBA
Asmodeus Ryotaro Okiayu TBA
Jie Revorse Sho Hayami TBA
Star Ocean: First Departure Eternal Edition

Alongside the regular version of First Departure, a limited edition package, the Eternal Edition, was released. It included a branded PSP Slim & Lite and an alternate box art, and other accessories. It retailed in Japan for ¥24,840.
E3 2008: Star Ocean: First Departure Trailer Impressions
We witness the first journey to the stars. by Jeff Haynes

There are better trailers, I'll be working on it!
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