Star Ocean is back – Interspersed

Just in time for the series’ 25th anniversary, the Star Ocean series is back with Star Ocean: The Divine Force. The announcement comes with one trailer which shows both parts of the game’s intro and gameplay. The series seems to have completely scrapped turn-based battles in favor of hand-to-hand combat in direct time, perhaps most reminiscent of Monster Hunter World or Yslater parts of the series.

Story-wise Star Ocean: The Divine Force seemingly as independent as other parts of the series. The two main characters Raymond and Laeticia must, together with other crew members, explore a planet they have been shot down by the Pangalactic Federation.

Just like seeing most of the other parts of the series, it’s the studio Tri-Ace which builds The Divine Force. The character illustrations are made by the artist Akiman, who also worked with Street Fighter and the previous game in the series, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness.