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STAR OCEAN: First Departure™
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
Ship Date: October 21, 2008
STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution™
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
Ship Date: January 6, 2009
Developer: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Platform: PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system
Genre: RPG
*These titles will be released as two separate products

Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga comes to life in the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: First Departure and STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution, exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Both feature a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. And with a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

STORY STAR OCEAN: First Departure
Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war. STAR OCEAN: First Departure marks the first time that the initial instalment in the popular STAR OCEAN franchise is available in North America.

STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution
Space Date 366: A young Federation officer finds himself transported to a mystical planet, where he is suddenly anointed as the Hero of Light. He begins a journey to fulfill a prophecy and save a newfound race. STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution continues the STAR OCEAN saga!

FEATURES
• Completely rebuilt for the PSP system, with real-time battles that keep players immersed in the action
• STAR OCEAN: First Departure, the entry that started it all, now available to North American audiences for the first time
• Brand-new, fully voiced animated cut-scenes provided by anime powerhouse Production I.G
• The private action system adds depth to the story, introducing riveting subplots between characters

© 1996, 1998, 2007, 2008 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Original version developed by tri-Ace Inc. FIRST DEPARTURE, the FIRST DEPARTURE logo, SECOND EVOLUTION, the SECOND EVOLUTION logo, STAR OCEAN, the STAR OCEAN LOGO, THE LAST HOPE, VALKYRIE PROFILE, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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