Star Ocean: The Divine Force begins its expedition on October 27 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC
At last, Square Enix has unveiled that Star Ocean: The Divine Force is arriving on October 27 to the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). Several new trailers share a lot of new information the upcoming mainline entry in the Star Ocean series, including gameplay details and the opening cutscene when players choose Raymond as their main character from the dual protagonist system mentioned in the game's initial announcement.
English Release Date Trailer
Japanese Release Date Trailer
Raymond starts Star Ocean: The Divine Force with his merchant vessel, the Ydas, gunned down by a Pangalactic Federation battleship known as the Astoria. His crew and him are separated as their escape pods land on an unknown, primitive planet called Aster IV. Early on, he meets The Divine Force's other protagonist, a lady named Laeticia. She is the Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius, but her kingdom is on the brink of disaster.
Players experience different, unique perspectives from events that unfold, depending on whether they choose Raymond or Laeticia as their protagonist. Raymond's point of view will witness more sci-fi elements, while Laeticia's side sees more of the fantasy elements in The Divine Force.
Other characters that join Raymond and Laeticia that were previously revealed are Albaird and Elena. New faces introduced for the first time in Star Ocean: The Divine Force are Nina Deforges and Midas Felgreed.
Voice: Suzie Young / Rie Takahashi
Iatrimancer seeking to cure a deadly disease.
Voice: Keith Silverstein / Hiroki Tochi
Ornery hermit and brilliant semiomancer.
New Key Visual
D.U.M.A. was also introduced in the cast lineup; they are voiced by Elizabeth Maxwell in English and Yu Kobayashi in Japanese. They are not a human being and describe as a "mysterious, highly-intelligent mechanical life form."
English Mission Report #1: Main Characters and Combat Trailer
Japanese Mission Report #1: Main Characters and Combat Trailer
Combat in The Divine Force are initiated seamlessly from the field with no transition or loading screen. Up to four party members can participate in them and players can switch between them on-the-fly in the heat of battle. Actions consume AP and certain abilities will increase max AP temporarily. If a person feels that they can't keep up with what's going on in battle, they can access Stop Mode at any time to freeze combat and give them a moment to issue orders to allies, switch targets, and so forth.
Chain Combos grant players the ability to customize a party member's moveset. They can assign skills to face buttons.
People who purchase Star Ocean: The Divine Force before November 30, 2022 receive the Lionheart's Blutgang greatsword for Raymond and Flashing Naglering dual blades for Laeticia; they are both weapons that can be used early in the game. Raymond's weapon gives him increased experience gained in battle, while Laeticia's weapon reduces enemy's defense temporarily.
Those who buy the game early also receive four exclusive pawns to be used in the title's mini-game, Es'owa. They are crossover characters from two of tri-Ace's past titles, Lenneth & Lezard from Valkyrie Profile and Jack & Ridley Radiata Stories. These pawns can be equipped as accessories, as well.
A Deluxe Edition for Star Ocean: The Divine Force includes the game's Deluxe Edition Original Soundtrack, as well as a variety of packs that contain weapons, armors, and accessories.
For more Star Ocean: The Divine Force, watch Raymond's opening cutscene down below and a fresh, new batch of many screenshots for the upcoming action RPG from Square Enix and tri-Ace.
English Raymond's Story: Opening Movie
Japanese Raymond's Story: Opening Movie
[Fly Around Areas Freely]
In STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE, characters can freely move in 360° degrees and roam the skies.
[Move and explore freely in three dimensions: everything you see can be explored!]
You can move in three dimensions whilst flying around the largest environment ever.
Whether you’re flying around and exploring rockfaces and roofs of buildings in the city, or leaping off cliffs to seamlessly enter battles, you’ll have more freedom in terms of both adventuring and battling.
[The Fastest and Strongest Action of any in the Series.]
While the game will give you space to play as you please, the scope of its battles has also evolved.
Characters can subdue a large number of enemies with super high-speed movement attacks, special abilities where you can vanish for a brief moment from right in front of your enemies’ eyes, and a skill which could kill in one hit!
This game will feature a challenging yet thrilling battle experience to enjoy while freely soaring in the skies.