Square Enix unveiled the final trailer for Star Ocean: The Divine Force at today’s Square Enix TGS 2022 Live Stream. The game is also releasing a demo on September 20 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S where players can play from the start of Raymond’s story until he arrives Delryk Village.
The trailer not only revealed that L’Arc-en-Ciel’s vocalist Hyde performs the game’s theme song “Pandora”, but also previews more playable characters. A new key visual was also revealed featuring all the key characters are also revealed.
Ai Fairouz has been revealed to be the cast of Mariella L. Kenny, the lieutenant of the federation battleship Astoria. and a playable character in the game.
A live gameplay session is also showcased during the live stream (starts from 35:28), while the guest control Raymond to walk around the gigantic map of Acendros. The game’s producer Shingo Mukaitoge explained that although it is a story-driven RPG, Star Ocean: The Divine Force features a vast map that allows players to explore its main and side content just like an open-world game.
D.U.M.A will be hovering around you along your journey. The key feature of the Star Ocean, Vanguard Assault, was also showcased, while D.U.M.A will grab you to flying on the roof or higher grounds. The little robot assistant will also scan the area and help you find treasure boxes and more.
The game will have seamless battle systems, where you will suddenly engage in battles while working around the field. Performing advantageous actions during battles will fill the AP gauge for a powerful blow.
A fast travel function is also available for you to visit any locations you want. You can also switch party members anytime with other characters in reserve, encouraging players to utilize the unique skills of the characters to overcome different enemies.
▍About Star Ocean: The Divine Force
Star Ocean: The Divine Force tells a gripping story that seamlessly melds science fiction and fantasy elements. On a routine transport mission, Raymond Lawrence’s spaceship is attacked by the Pangalactic Federation and he crashes lands on an underdeveloped planet. He meets Princess Laeticia, who is fighting to protect her homeland from an invading empire. Together, they set off on an adventure that will shake the foundations of the entire universe.
The game features dual protagonists, who offer different story perspectives and gameplay experiences: Raymond, the captain of Ydas, the space trading ship, and Laeticia, the princess-knight of a kingdom on the underdeveloped planet, Aster IV. Fate will bring Raymond, Laeticia, and several other ally characters together.
Star Ocean: The Divine Force will release on October 27 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.