The fifth entry in the main Star Ocean series, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, has been confirmed to be coming to North America and Europe in 2016. In Japan, it is releasing for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 around winter 2015, but the western release will only be available for the Playstation 4.
Developed by tri-Ace and character designs from akiman (Akira Yasuda), the game emphasizes seamless interactions from battles to cutscene events.
Square Enix details Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness:
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is an epic adventure that introduces seamless transitions between gameplay and dynamic cut scenes, adding a new layer of depth and immersion to storytelling in the series. The popular real-time action battle system from previous titles has been overhauled with improved game mechanics and action sequences for a truly uninterrupted in-game narrative.
Set between the events of Star Ocean: The Second Story and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness takes place centuries after humans have left Earth for the stars. On a planet in the distant Faykreed star system, the swordsman Fidel Camuze and his childhood friend Miki Sauvester set out to protect their village from being swallowed in the tides of civil unrest.
Watch the first gameplay footage of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness below and check the gallery for direct-feed screenshots of it. Square Enix noted that althrough the trailer currently runs in 30fps, it is striving for 60fps for game's final release.