Some cool news for Star Ocean fans as Square Enix has announced Star Ocean: First Departure R will be released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The news came from the game’s official Twitter account but didn’t provide a ton of information beyond the thought that more info would be coming. The company also posted new artwork on the game’s official website.
STAR OCEAN First Departure R, the very first entry in the #StarOcean series – setting course for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Keep communication channels open for further updates. pic.twitter.com/pOyJUVfA16
— STAR OCEAN (@StarOcean) May 25, 2019
If you’re not familiar with the game, Star Ocean: First Departure R is an HD remake of the 2007 game Star Ocean: First Departure, which itself is a remake of the original 1996 Star Ocean released on the Super Famicom. So if you break it down, you’re getting the third or fourth incarnation of a 23-year-old game, depending on how you look at it. But it’s still popular after all these years as one of the last great RPGs to come out on the console before the N64 took over with Nintendo. Here’s hoping Square Enix is releasing info about the game at E3 2019.