Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu.
According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation" in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war.
But all is not peaceful, as the unsettled planet of Feycreed, 6,000 light-years from Earth, is in turmoil.
Enter talented fighter Fidel Camus, the son of a famous swordsman in the Reslia Kingdom on the Vesteel continent, who uses his swordsmanship to defend Starl Village. He will be joined by childhood friend Miki Sorvesta and her healing abilities as they strive to combat the Seven Years of Darkness which has affected the town.
A "blond sowrdsman" was also shown in new screenshots, but his name wasn't provided.
The battle system in the game has yet to be detailed, but it appears Symobology magic will be used, and cooperation between the two characters will be an important aspect during battles.
Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness is in development for PlayStation 3 and PS4.