The big news gets better for role-playing fans.

Despite that excellent announcement, we still weren't sure if Square-Enix would bring the PS3 version to North America or Europe. Well, perhaps surprisingly, we have learned that this new and improved Star Ocean will actually have a worldwide simultaneous launch ! That's right; the game will arrive everywhere on February 9 of next year, and that should come as a relief to US and European gamers who have been waiting for Square-Enix to make The Last Hope multiplatform. The addition of new characters, an improved aiming system, both English and Japanese audio, improved menus, and a few other appreciated tweaks will make the "International" version the best one available. Like several other RPGs of the generation (including Eternal Sonata and Tales of Vesperia ), this title debuted on the Xbox 360, and PS3 owners were a trifle annoyed at first. But patience is a virtue, and now that it's coming, you only have to wait a few months longer.

As far as most RPG fans are concerned, the more available titles there are, the better. Of course, we all still want Final Fantasy XIII , but there are other games coming.

Related Game(s): Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

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godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Its funny how Microsoft and Square-Enix became best friends just from Timed-Exclusives but still crawl back to Sony for the actual sales of their products.

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

we're just going to have to find out first

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Im surprised its a world wide release…If only Mistwalker would share. Im happy with all the jrpgs coming out next year.

Zi3kEN
Zi3kEN
11 years ago

thank god.. square enix does loves us ^^ big smile on my face lol.. take that Mxbox!!

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

nope they just love how they make more cash from us

Catastrophe
Catastrophe
11 years ago

lol, my birthday

either way…. by then i will be saving for FF XIII so…

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

Wow if that don't beat all. Im glad I can finally start building my rpg collection with some decent over the top japanese action and stop shooting soldiers in raindow six 2 ^_^

noodles619
noodles619
11 years ago

And it is coming to the PS3 without the mess of having multiple discs, phew!

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

A "worldwide simultaneous launch" for a Star Ocean game? That means the possibility of a worldwide simultaneous coma of gamer boredom.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

I just hope that i get a job or back into school by then so i'll have some sort of income to get it. Glad theres the japanese tracks on it. The english dub of the little girl irritates the hell out of me. their voice over work sucks, kay?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

you get paid income for going to school?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Lol, i got 30 pounds a week at college… my, my MY where did that all go…..

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@World,

He's probably talking about the excess leftover money he has after he pays his tuition; buys his books; and, if applicable, pays his dorm bill from the financial aid he receives… or a student loan, whichever.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Refund checks, FTW!

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

Japanese audio with english subs…..

*faints….

Middle fingers Final Fantasy XIII

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

Ben, can you confirm the new characters for the PS3 version? Everywhere else I've read about this makes no mention of new characters; only the voice-overs and the auto-targeting improvement.

Advent Child
Advent Child
11 years ago

Since I have only beaten one boss on my xbox version I think i might trade it in and buy this instead, especially if they fixed the battle system

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Right on!
Sweet.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Maybe it won't be the greatest, but we need our JRPGs guys, and more than anything we have to show the evil greedmongers at SE that the Sony crowd is where the sales are at.

kokoro
kokoro
11 years ago

SO basically microsoft has been indirectly financing PS3's success. Microsoft provides dev support and income to the developers under the condition that the game remains exclusive to 360 for some interval of time. Once this time elapses the developers wish to port the game to the PS3. Sony says the game must have extra content. PS3 ends up having the superior version- RPG library on PS3 grows- RPG fans all buy PS3- PS3 is king of RPGs again!

It's too funny.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
11 years ago

indeed

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

Can't wait. I started a new game on SO3 to celebrate

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

i still need to complete SO3, im stuck on the moonbase somewhere.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

haha same here actually but I'm determined this time to finish it before february now

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

Glad I waited on this game.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Never played Star Ocean games? Guess thats another game to put onto my try list

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

Try the old ones first.

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

Ahh, i need more rpgs and I'm also a fan of the Star Ocean franchise so I will definitely get this game. Now I'm hoping and praying that Konami would make a Suikoden VI for the ps3. I also wanted that game so bad..

Metal Head
Metal Head
11 years ago

Roll over Squenix because I don't plan on buying from you for a long time. Final fantasy is the only reason I still have to deal with you.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I think I'll be playing MAG, right?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Nice. This JRPG just hit the day 1 buy list.