More Evidence For Star Ocean PS3?
This rumor likely won't die out any time soon, primarily because people keep finding snippets of information that could indicate an eventual port. As usual, though, the question is: legit or bogus?
A new image has surfaced and role-playing fans everywhere are giving it a ton of attention. It was posted on the Dutch site Gamed.nl in the forums (scroll down a bit to groente12's post), and it's also shown here: as you can see, it's a PlayStation 3 listing for Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Now, as most of you are aware, Square-Enix decided to make the latest installment in their long-running RPG franchise - one that has typically been on Sony consoles in the past - exclusive to the Xbox 360. This quickly became one of the biggest reasons to hold a grudge against the veteran publisher, and it didn't help matters when they refused to comment on the possibility that The Last Remnant would never actually come to the PS3. Remnant debuted on the 360 last year to a lukewarm critical reception and while PS3 owners aren't exactly gnashing their teeth, it's still annoying that Square-Enix may be ignoring the previously confirmed PS3 version. So it seems like a strange time to find evidence of The Last Hope coming to Sony's next-gen machine... But hey, it could be legit; who knows?
The only odd aspect of the pic, according to my play time with the game, is this- it's a battle picture taken some time early on in the adventure, because Edge - the main character on the left - only has 1117 HP at max. I'm about 20+ hours in and he has about 3500 HP. However, the character to his right on the bottom of the screen there...? Yeah, I've never seen her before. And you don't "miss" new characters in this game... It's probably nothing; I'm just saying.
4/23/2009 Ben Dutka