Star Ocean The Second Story R reveals an anime opening

Star Ocean The Second Story R reveals an anime opening

Square Enix revealed a brand-new anime opening movie for the upcoming 2.5D remake Star Ocean The Second Story R. The anime-style opening features dual playable protagonists Claude and Rena alongside their allies preparing for an adventure before facing off against an otherworldly threat.

The opening movie was produced by the animation production company, "Yostar Pictures." The song "Stella" was written by SUIREN, a Japanese duo unit consisting of vocalist Sui and keyboardist/arranger Ren, and is the main theme song of Star Ocean The Second Story R. Players can look forward to the intense action visuals combined with an upbeat song in this new anime opening movie.



Star Ocean The Second Story R is a 2.5D remake of the 1998 RPG and the second installment in the Star Ocean series that last released Star Ocean The Divine Force. Star Ocean The Second Story R combines beautiful 3D environments with nostalgic 2D pixel characters, offering players both a classic RPG and modern gameplay experience. Despite the similarities, the game's engine is not the famous HD-2D as seen in Live a Live and Octopath Traveller II.

 A rearranged soundtrack, new difficulty settings, numerous quality-of-life improvements, and more revitalize the original game's beloved features, like the fast-paced, real-time combat, deep skill system, and Private Actions, which allow players to grow relationships with party members and unlock many different endings.

Pre-orders for the physical standard editions are available now and include the following digital content.

  • Pangalactic Federation Longsword
  • Forest Knuckles
  • x1 Set of recovery items (x20 Mixed berries + x20 Resurrection Potion)
  • x1 Sunrise Ring

With the release of Star Ocean: The Second Story R, players can play every mainline Star Ocean on the PlayStation system. The console features the remastered version of the first Star Ocean up to the sixth entry in Star Ocean: The Divine Force in its digital store. The games mix a sci-fi perspective with a fantasy one, creating intriguing and even hilarious moments when these two universes collide. In addition, the relationship between the characters is also a strong point of the series.

Star Ocean The Second Story R will be available for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam on Nov. 2, 2023. For those interested in neat discounts, check out our comparator for the cheapest deals on Star Ocean: The Second Story R and explore the mix between sci-fi and fantasy in this stellar remake.

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