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Star Ocean: Second Evolution Hits Europe On February 13

Role-playing fans have usually been able to turn to the PSP in order to receive their RPG fix, and if you live in Europe, another great one is coming down the pike in exactly one month's time.

According to UK gaming site Electronic Theatre, Square-Enix has announced that Star Ocean: Second Evolution is scheduled to launch "across Europe and all PAL territories" on February 13, 2009. This remastered production of Star Ocean: The 2nd Story on the original PlayStation features a revised game engine, improved battle system, and even all-new cut-scenes complete with voice acting. If you didn't get a chance to play The 2nd Story, the game didn't use voiceovers, which were rare in those days. Said John Yamamoto, president and CEO of Square-Enix:

"2009 is set to be a landmark year for the Star Ocean series, I'm delighted that new fans can continue to experience this classic series with the release of Star Ocean: Second Evolution for PSP and I hope players are excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope."

Yes, well, PlayStation 3 owners won't be able to enjoy The Last Hope, but if it turns out to be as mediocre as The Last Remnant, perhaps they won't care so much. For PSP owners, especially those who have bought and played Star Ocean: First Departure, this remake of a sequel could be just the ticket. And hey, if you're looking for one of the very first examples of a hybrid turn-based/real-time RPG, Second Evolution is a great option.

Related Game(s): Star Ocean: Second Evolution

1/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (7 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:45:25 PM
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"I hope players are excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope"

What players? We are all over here with Sony still waiting.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:53:13 PM
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if there still making SO games for the PSP why is it now planned for the PS3, its so ilogical.

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Banky A
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:06:14 PM
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Star Ocean 2 was a great game.

Since my childhood friend/now neighbour. Who I'd like to add, literally brought me into the great world of RPGs', bless his soul. Since he got rid of 80% of his PS1 RPG collection I hope I get this (in NZ) so I can relive it again for a long time xD

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters was short so I'd like to have a long classic RPG hybrid PSP title.

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shindelion
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:38:01 PM
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As much as I hate SE at the moment, i'll get this. It's a game I still play even now.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 5:47:21 PM
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I havnt played any SO, so will pick both the PSP remakes up soon!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:30:24 PM

Dude, you need to play SO3.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 8:49:23 PM
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This (Second Star Story )is the best SO in the series...

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