Square Enix has announced Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster for PlayStation 4 and PC.
The PlayStation 4 Pro version will run at 4K and you will be able to choose visual settings like blur, shadows, and so on. There will also be trophy and share button support. Other that that, the PC version will let you to set visual settings like resolution, while it also has Steam Achievements, mouse+keyboard and controller support.
Here’s the story line, via Square Enix.
The year is A.D. 2087. In the aftermath of World War III, Earth has been ravaged and the population decimated by a deteriorating environment. The countries that survived have joined together to form the Greater Unified Nations and turned their eyes skyward…to space.
Edge Maverick and his childhood friend Reimi Saionji are chosen as pioneer members of the Space Reconnaissance Force, which was created to seek out new worlds beyond the stars. Their ship, the Calnus, takes its place on the lunar launch pad along with four other starships of the first reconnaissance fleet. These ships – humanity’s last hope – blast off one-by-one and sail into the awaiting wormhole that leads to the vast star ocean.
And so, Edge and his crew begin their voyage in search of a new haven for humanity…and a second chance.
Combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe
Item creation and Private Actions, two hallmarks of the STAR OCEAN franchise, also make their return, allowing for players to enjoy upgraded versions of both systems
Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise’s dynamic real-time battle system, now featuring amazing graphics through Blu-ray Disc
Up to four characters can take part in battles simultaneously and party members can be switched mid-battle
New Blindside battle system fuses evasion and offense, enabling players to confuse and ambush enemies by quickly moving out of their line of sight when targeted
Pilot the Calnus spaceship for the first time in the series and journey to various planets of the STAR OCEAN universe
Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® series
A quick recap of Star Ocean: The Last Hope.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope initially launched only for the Xbox 360 on February 19, 2009. A year later, Square Enix released the international version entitled Star Ocean: The Last Hope International for PlayStation 3 on February 9. Motoi Sakuraba composed the music for Star Ocean: The Last Hope. He has worked on the soundtrack for the previous Star Ocean games and many other games developed by tri-Ace.
Next stop, the official trailer.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster pre-orders.
Moreover, Square Enix currently opens digital pre-orders in Japan for the PS4 version of Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster. The pre-order the game on PS4 will get a theme, an avatar set, and a 10% discount. No further confirmation concerning PC pre-orders just yet. In addition, they also released the first screenshots. The game will cost 2,800 yen plus taxes, which in Dollar America will be about USD 25.
You can also see the PS4 gameplay during livestreaming below.
Lastly, the screenshots.