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Star Ocean PS3 Will Enjoy Worldwide Simultaneous Launch

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

9/16/2009 9:46:06 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

godsman
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:10:40 PM
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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.

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Xra897
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:15:53 PM

we're just going to have to find out first

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bebestorm
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:10:54 PM
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Im surprised its a world wide release...If only Mistwalker would share. Im happy with all the jrpgs coming out next year.

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Zi3kEN
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:16:57 PM
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thank god.. square enix does loves us ^^ big smile on my face lol.. take that Mxbox!!

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NightHawk17
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 12:43:58 AM

nope they just love how they make more cash from us

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Catastrophe
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:18:48 PM
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lol, my birthday

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

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therabbitkinge
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:28:01 PM
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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 ^_^

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noodles619
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:43:39 PM
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And it is coming to the PS3 without the mess of having multiple discs, phew!

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:51:20 PM
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A "worldwide simultaneous launch" for a Star Ocean game? That means the possibility of a worldwide simultaneous coma of gamer boredom.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:52:46 PM
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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?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 2:13:30 AM

you get paid income for going to school?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 3:08:53 AM

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

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Orvisman
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 9:05:14 AM

@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.

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King James
Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 1:26:15 AM

Refund checks, FTW!

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Ricochet
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 11:30:36 PM
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Japanese audio with english subs.....

*faints....

Middle fingers Final Fantasy XIII

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Byakko2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 12:23:21 AM
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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.

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Advent Child
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 1:09:26 AM
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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

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Banky A
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 1:30:48 AM
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Right on!
Sweet.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 2:15:00 AM
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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.

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kokoro
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 2:37:04 AM
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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.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 4:06:26 PM

indeed

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piratedrunk
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 3:25:57 AM
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Can't wait. I started a new game on SO3 to celebrate

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 4:32:01 AM

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

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piratedrunk
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 12:15:49 PM

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

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djduke316
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 6:13:49 AM
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Glad I waited on this game.

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Robochic
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 8:22:21 AM
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Never played Star Ocean games? Guess thats another game to put onto my try list

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shindelion
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 10:22:44 AM

Try the old ones first.

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smileys_007
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 5:10:15 PM
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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..

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Metal Head
Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 7:40:08 PM
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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.

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King James
Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 1:27:12 AM
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I think I'll be playing MAG, right?

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Highlander
Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 1:35:43 PM
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Nice. This JRPG just hit the day 1 buy list.

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