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Last week, Square Enix launched a teaser site with a countdown for a new project. At the time, opinions were divided over whether it was a new Star Ocean game or if Square Enix intended to troll fans by making it look like way.

No trolling today! Square Enix and Famitsu have revealed that Star Ocean 5 is under development by tri-Ace for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is set on a distant planet called Feycreed, it is inspired directly by Star Ocean 3 (Till the End of Time), and the subtitle’s meanings will become clear when you play the game. Its producer, Kobayashi, hopes to make more Star Ocean games after this. (Thanks, Gematsu, for these details and more!)

From the few story details that have been revealed, along with the new series trailer, Star Ocean 5 looks pretty cool.

The prologue has been translated by Kotaku:

Do the depths of space forbid peace for mankind—

Centuries after leaving Earth, after a multitude of trials, with the creation and spread of the ‘Galactic Federation’, humanity was on the verge of unified order and peace.

But the embers of conflict have begun to burn again.

Over 6,000 light years from Earth, on the unsettled planet, ‘Faicreed.’

Just as so many times before, the waves of history begin from a remote planet.”

That sounds pretty interesting to me. I’ve never played a Star Ocean game, although I have Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. I’ve heard mixed things, but fans seem generally positive toward the series, especially that game. So far, reactions to Star Ocean 5’s announcement have also been positive.

New screenshots, as well as several scans, have also been revealed.

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Star Ocean 5 is set in between the second and third games. From what I understand, it’s possible to play Star Ocean games on their own because they all have separate plots, but I’d still like to have more familiarity with the series before I really get excited for this one. Like a majority of my anticipated games, then, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness has reminded me to get to work on my video game backlog!

How do you feel about Star Ocean 5?

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  One Response to “Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Looks Pretty Cool”

  1. […] back in 2015, I was also pretty excited for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, which got a fairly negative reception when it came […]

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