Star Ocean: Second Evolution out in Europe next spring

Wednesday, 8 October 2008 11:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Square’s announced this morning that PSP RPG Star Ocean: Second Evolution will release in Europe in the spring.

Good news. Press release after the drop.


London (8th October 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ will be released across Europe and all PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system.

Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga continues with the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution. Featuring a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. With a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “STAR OCEAN has already proved to be a popular series in Japan, we now hope that players around the world can discover why by experiencing the origin of the series through the PSP releases of STAR OCEAN: First Departure™ and the newly announced STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution.”

About 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!


• The second game in the STAR OCEAN series, rebuilt for the PSP system
• Exciting real-time battles that keep players fully immersed in the action
• 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