Star Ocean The Second Story R

Square Enix
Available on
PS4 PS5
Released 11/02/2023
  • Offline play enabled
  • 1 player
  • Remote Play supported

What is Star Ocean The Second Story R?

The acclaimed second installment in the Star Ocean series returns in this modernized remake.

Celebrated PlayStation-exclusive JRPG Star Ocean: The Second Story celebrates its 25th anniversary with a stunning 2.5D overhaul that fuses 2D pixel characters with 3D environments, like Square Enix’s highly praised Octopath Traveler II.

Play as a Claude C. Kenni, a young Federation officer transported to a mystical planet during a routine survey mission. There, he encounters a young girl who believes him to be the hero foretold of in an ancient prophecy.

In addition to the striking visual makeover, Star Ocean The Second Story R features new battle mechanics, full voiceovers in both English and Japanese, the choice of original and re-arranged music from composer Motoi Sakuraba, and quality-of-life features such as fast travel and three difficulty modes. This is the definitive version of an all-time classic that will both delight long-time fans and welcome first-time players.

Star Ocean The Second Story R key features

Dual protagonists

Choose to play as either Claude or Rena. Your choice affects your perspective of the story’s events and the allies you can recruit. Build relationships with party members via the unique Private Actions system, which also influences dozens of possible endings.

Explosive combat

A revitalised combat system gives you new ways to strategically battle your enemies. Deal continuous damage to ‘Break’ a foe, then order your allies to deploy a devastating Assault Action.

Find your Specialty

Unlock Specialties to grant your party access to a variety of skills including Cooking, Art, Metalcraft and many more. Each Specialty allows you to craft unique items and equipment with the enhanced Item Creation system. 

The best Japanese RPGs on
PS4 and PS5

With a look and feel all of their own, explore the uniquely colorful and characterful world of JRPGs.

Platform:
PS4, PS5
Release:
2/11/2023
Publisher:
SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD.
Genre:
Role Playing Games
Voice:
English, Japanese
Screen Languages:
English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent. See PlayStation.com/bc for more details.

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You can download and play this content on the main PS5 console associated with your account (through the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting) and on any other PS5 consoles when you login with your same account.
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