The latest Star Ocean game is coming soon! Square Enix recently announced that Star Ocean: The Divine Force will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam in 2022. The game will be the sixth mainline installment in the Star Ocean series. Square Enix stated that Star Ocean: The Divine Force will be a good starting point for newcomers as it tells an entirely original story with brand new characters. Although Square Enix did not give the exact release date, they did reveal the trailer of the game, along with the introduction to some elements and features in the game. The game will feature two protagonists, freedom of movement, and character illustrations by the well-known artist Akiman, who is famous for his illustrations in the Street Fighter series. Square Enix said that these elements will “take exploration and combat to another level.”
The trailer shows off the combat and exploration system in the game. Players will be able to fly in the game. Explorable places include mountains, valleys, and even imposing castles. The combat and movement will be flashy and fast-paced, and the freedom of movement will provide players with the means to reach cool places that would seem unreachable in many other games.
For returning players, the game retains the popular dual protagonist system from Star Ocean: The Second Story. The story would unfold in different ways from the two protagonists’ perspectives. The dual protagonist system will encourage the player to replay the game for the full experience. However, players will have the freedom to choose which character to play first. The combat and movement are also said to be the fastest and strongest out of all Star Ocean games.
#StarOcean The Divine Force features the fastest and strongest action of any game in the series!
Encounter large numbers of enemies in high-speed combat, fighting with a plethora of different playable characters, each using different weapons and a variety of skills. pic.twitter.com/yO3k0iAeBe
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