Star Ocean: Anamnesis is headed to the west

After suddenly appearing on the Google Play store, Square Enix is apparently bringing tri-Ace's free-to-play smartphone RPG Star Ocean: Anamnesis to the west for iOS and Android devices sometime this July.

The game itself has been available to users in Japan since December 2016, and the recent Star Ocean Fes 2018 event mostly focused on it.


Here is a rundown of the game courtesy of its store page:

Star Ocean: Anamnesis is an epic action RPG that puts you in the captain’s chair as you lead a team of heroes across the galaxy. Immerse yourself in a rich sci-fi fantasy universe and experience fast-paced combat rendered with gorgeous 3D graphics!

You are the captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F. A surprise attack and a malfunctioning hyperspace drive sends you hurtling to the outer reaches of space. However, with the help of a mysterious woman and her ability to summon heroes from across time and space, you just might be able to fight your way back home!


  • Real-Time 3D Combat – Take command of a squad of four heroes in real-time battles! Dodge enemies, time your attacks, and manage your abilities to decimate the enemy!

  • Gorgeous 3D Graphics – Beautifully rendered character models and awe-inspiring special attacks bring next-gen graphics to the palm of your hand!

  • Build Your Own Squads – Choose from attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers, and healers to form specialized parties. With dozens of characters, each with their own passive and active abilities, the possibilities are endless!

  • Thrilling Multiplayer Battles – With a universe full of hostiles you’re going to need some backup! Jump into multiplayer co-op battles and work with your teammates to take down the toughest foes the galaxy has to offer!

Android users interested in checking out the game can pre-register for it through the Google Play store. Note: some are reporting the link is broken, but it works for those living in the US. Try searching for it in your own app as it could only be open for certain regions at the moment.

Check out the first English dubbed footage of the game below:

We also recorded some gameplay footage for Star Ocean: Anamnesis, taking a look at the Resonance of Fate collaboration event:


Square Enix has opened a pre-registration campaign through the official  Twitter & Facebook accounts, as well as Google Play which allows accounts to unlock a variety of awards following launch - determined by the total number of pre-registrations across all participating channels. Prizes include "bubbly iconic series character Welch Vineyard", as well as the "cool and collected Faize". The full list of pre-registration rewards is shown in the infographic below.