Thursday 11th February/...Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN® THE LAST HOPE®: INTERNATIONAL will be released on the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system across all PAL territories from tomorrow,
12th February 2010. The game is developed by acclaimed studio tri-Ace Inc.
Previously only available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL continues the series traditions of soaring space opera, blending science fiction with fantasy for a unique RPG experience. The PS3 version will include the option for players to choose English or Japanese voiceovers and localised subtitles in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL’s refined gameplay features four party members and team-oriented combat, while maintaining the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the STAR OCEAN series.
Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brand, Square Enix products comments,“STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope was well received by fans and Xbox 360 owners when it was released last year and we’re very pleased to be releasing this game on PlayStation 3. The epic sci-fi storyline and superb graphics will make it an essential release for many PS3 owners.”
The year is S.D. 10. In the aftermath of World War III, humanity voyages into the stars in search of a new home… and a second chance.
• Choose between English and Japanese voiceovers– only available on the PS3 version
• A prequel that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe.
• Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise’s famous real-time battle system, including amazing graphics and visual effects
• Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut-scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® RPG series
• Text localised for PAL territories with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles and menu screens
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group including Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 92 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 53 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products.
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