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Star Ocean 6: The Divine Force Will Be Out This October
Square Enix and Tri-Ace announced that its sci-fi action JRPG epic Star Ocean 6: The Divine Force will be out this year.
The next installment in the revered-but-still-flawed series will be out on 27 October 2022 for Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC (Steam). The game features the same-yet-fun action RPG combat and exploration as past series, featuring anime protagonists doing their version of Star Trek with the exploration and meeting new aliens/lifeform, alongside anime plot twists aplenty. This time, you can pick between ship captain Raymond and princess Laetitia, with each of them featuring different storylines that eventually converge.
True to Tri-Ace games, the action bit looks solid and freeform, with a lot of tag-team attacks and new party members to switch between, There’s also an AP (action points) mechanic where you have a set amount of AP to spend during a fight, which you use for powerful attacks. Doing certain combat actions will increase your max AP. The game seems to transition between open-world exploration and combat seamlessly, so that’s something to look forward to. While you can play the game in real-time, you can play in Stop mode where the action pauses and you can assign commands and your teammates’ while the fighting is paused.
Star Ocean 6 will have both a standard and digital deluxe edition. The latter (about US$118) will feature costumes and armour themed after Tri-Ace games like Valkyrie Profile and previous Star Ocean games (notably part 2), as well as a soundtrack. The premiere edition (about US$180) which is only available on Square Enix’s e-store features the OST, the artbook, all the pre-order and premiere DLC, and the game. This version is only available for PS4 and PS5.
Also, players who pre-order the game will get an accessory set of four pawns that can be used in the in-game mini-game “Soar”. The pawns are themed after Lenneth and Lezard Valeth from Valkyrie Profile, and Jack Russell and Ridley Silverlake from Radiata Stories. That’s neat callback for Tri-Ace fans!
Check out the overview video below and the bullet points for the upcoming RPG: