SQUARE ENIX® announced that STAR OCEAN® First Departure R™ , the HD remaster of the classic sci-fi RPG, is available for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Originally released in the west on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, STAR OCEAN First Departure R tells the story of a young swordsman, Roddick, and his companions who first set off on a journey to find the cure to a deadly disease, before becoming involved in an adventure that spans across a sea of stars. This HD remaster of the game includes the following features:
- Full Voiceover – Players can choose between the original full voice cast from the PSP® system version of the game in either Japanese or English, or the newly recorded version, featuring the Japanese voice cast from the original Super Famicom version, which was released in Japan only.
- New Character Illustrations – Players can opt for the original character illustrations from STAR OCEAN First Departure, or brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE™)
- Speed Mode – Players can traverse the world more swiftly.
- Adjusted Game Balance – Adjusted battle difficulty enables players to experience more challenges in combat.
STAR OCEAN First Departure R is available digitally for the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.