Earlier this month we upgraded our site to premium, and since then we have upgraded several pages and added new content, here is a summary of the updates since then:
Toyko Game Show 2009 continues to provide new trailers for tri-Ace games, this time the debut trailer for Star Ocean: The Last Hope international has been revealed.
The differences (if any) seem negligible in the trailer to the Xbox 360 version, other then the obvious "International" tag addition to the title. Check it out for yourself and try see if there are any notable differences.
Tokyo Game Show 09 is currently upon us, and a new Resonance of Fate trailer (in Japanese) is available. While you may not understand the language it's enough to wet the appetite visually.
Resonance of Fate will be released to the English audience in 2010.
The Star Ocean: The Last Hope international official site has just been launched!
The new site opens with a few sections including:
Visit the new official site by clicking here.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International is due for release on the 4th of February 2010 in Japan, and closely followed by release in North America on the 9th of February 2010 & the 12th February 2010 in PAL territories.
The site now has a completely new main menu layout, in general a more open and refreshing way to navigate in and out of certain sections.
There is even a Twitter link with it now, if you have Twitter and can understand Japanese it might be of worth, otherwise though we'll have to wait until the North American site is released.
Breaking News: Star Ocean: The Last Hope has been revealed for release on PS3 in Feb 2010!
Famitsu broke the news earlier today, expected for release on the 4th of February 2010 and at a price of ¥8,190 (US$59.95) PS3 fans will finally get a taste of the latest installment of the series.
The game will be released as an international version, and is expected to feature reworded screens and tweaks to the battle system, but more importantly feature both a Japanese & an English voice acting option. Something I'm sure many an RPG fan will love to hear about.
We will post more about this news as it comes to hand.
Discuss Star Ocean: The Last Hope on the forum
New Star Ocean: Blue Sphere section added!
The updates and new sections include:
While there is no word on an English translation to date the game is still worthy of addition to the site to learn a little more about it, hopefully if enough interest is there a localization will come in the future.
The official site for Resonance of Fate is currently showing a countdown clock for a 'Renewal Site'. As of this post it's 95 hours away, meaning the renewal site should go live on the 14th/15th this month, depending on your timezone.
Also a batch of new Japanese magazine scans (2 of 8 shown above) have recently become available for the game, which also feature a new character not yet shown on the official site, Lagerfeld. He has a very smooth appearance wearing a rather cool looking pear of sunglasses and a full brim hat. You can view all the new scans by here.
We have also updated our Resonance of Fate avatars page to include two of the more recent additions to the official site, Jeanbell & Theresa.
Finally those that have visited previously will notice slight changes to the layout of the Resonance of Fate page (and also others now and in the future) showing all the related links to the game just under the official banner art atop every page.
New avatars for the Star Ocean: Blue Sphere mobile remake are now available.
The set includes all the characters previously seen in Star Ocean: Second Story as well as Rival, a main antagonist in the game.
The mobile remake was released to Japan on the 8th of June 2009, while unfortunately there is not yet any confirmation of an English translation.
Also take note that the previously available avatars have been moved to their individual pages, and have links to each of them via the sidebar to the right of screen.
Our Star Ocean Universe account has been upgraded, just some of the benefits include:
The upgrade is an extension to our site updates last month to bring you even more news and content in the near future, stay tuned!
The latest updates include the September Calendar wallpaper shown above in 4 different sizes, which makes a total of 7 different wallpapers you can now download from the site. There is now also a screen saver now available for download.
Resonance of Fate is expected to be released next year, although no definite date is yet available, we'll update with it here once it is confirmed.
The Star Ocean Universe main page layout has been updated, the changes and benefits include:
The updated layout will also allow for even greater flexibility for addition of further sections & content in the near future. We hope you enjoy the new viewing experience.
Resonance of Fate (or End of Eternity in Japan) will be released simultaneously to both European & North American audiences early in 2010.
SEGA Europe localization producer, Jun Yoshino spoke with VideoGamer.com today and announced the news. Today they have also announced that the game should take about 80 hours to gain full completion, and will even include a Japanese voice over option - a feature some gamers have been crying out for over the years.
The End of Eternity official site has also been updated today, revealing two new characters Sullivan & Roan.
The Star Ocean: The Last Hope page has been updated.
With the European release of The Last Hope last month the game should now certainly be available in all game stores worldwide.
For those that have yet to play it, or just like reading reviews, Fayt has contributed his own personal review of the game for anyone interested to view by clicking here.