Just months after Star Ocean 3 made its glorious return to consoles on the PS4, it appears that Square Enix and Tri-Ace are planning to do the same with Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope, announcing that it will be getting a 4K/HD remaster for the PS4 and PC.
There isn’t much to go on so far, but the announcement did reveal that the remaster will be based on the Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, meaning that it will have the same voice overs, anime portraits. altered treasure chests and tweaked synthing priorities that were present in the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
On the technical side of things, the Star Ocean 4 PS4 remaster will feature 4K support on the PlayStation 4 Pro and full HD on the base PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, those on the PC version can also remove the UI and take screenshots. As one might expect, there will also be trophy and Steam achievement support.
As mentioned before, this is the second time this year that Star Ocean has made its way to modern consoles this year. Just a few months ago, Star Ocean: Till The End of Time was released on the PlayStation 4 as a PS2 Classic. And, of course, this was preceded by Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness that also arrived on the PlayStation 4 in early-mid 2016.
It’s unclear if this is a signal that Square Enix has regained a bit of faith in the series and is trying to gauge fan interest, but if that’s the case, then here’s to hoping that Star Ocean 6 turns out better than its predecessor.
In the meantime, it’s important to note that Star Ocean 4 PS4 is only confirmed for Japan at this moment and there has been no mention of this coming to the West so far. Yes, the Star Ocean 3 remaster did arrive in the West shortly after it debuted in the West, but Star Ocean: Second Evolution has been on the PS3, PS4 and Vita in Japan since 2015 and it doesn’t look like it will be headed to the West anytime soon.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K/HD Remaster is set to arrive in Japan on Nov. 28.
Check out the announcement trailer below: