TGS 2008: Square Enix Announces Ship Date for Star Ocean: The Last Hope

TGS 2008: Square Enix Announces Ship Date for Star Ocean: The Last Hope


Press Release:

The highly anticipated prequel comes to North America on March 3, 2009.

October 9, 2008 – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that Star Ocean: The Last Hope for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will ship on March 3, 2009. With a Japanese release date confirmed for February 19, 2009, Square Enix continues to deliver global simultaneous launches to North American fans.

With this highly anticipated prequel, acclaimed development studio tri-Ace Inc. brings the Star Ocean series to Xbox 360 for the first time. Star Ocean: The Last Hope continues the franchise’s soaring space opera, blending science fiction with fantasy for a unique RPG experience. The 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 franchise.

The newest Star Ocean: The Last Hope trailer can be viewed at the Square Enix booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2008. Additionally, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is playable for the first time at the Microsoft booth.


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.


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 the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on Xbox 360

Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed Final Fantasy RPG series

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is not yet rated by the ESRB.

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