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Star Ocean: Anamnesis Is Coming To The West

by Jelani James

It's a mobile game, but at least Western fans will be able to play it now.

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While we won’t be getting Star Ocean 6 any time soon, fans of the series will soon be able to get their fix thanks to Square Enix bringing the mobile game, Star Ocean: Amanesis, over to the West in July.

For those unfamiliar, Star Ocean: Amanesis is (or was) a Japan-exclusive action RPG on iOS and Android where players would be able to recruit their favorite characters from the series (even those who were initially unplayable, like SO3‘s Clair Lasbard) and have them forms join up into teams of four. In theory, it would be any Star Ocean fan’s dream, except for the fact that it’s on mobile devices and is classified as a gacha game.

If mobile and gacha games don’t repulse you, however, then be sure to pre-register on Google Play (as of writing this, there’s no equivalent on iTunes).

Here is an overview, per its store page:

About

Star Ocean: Anamnesis is an epic action RPG that puts you in the captain’s chair as you lead a team of heroes across the galaxy. Immerse yourself in a rich sci-fi fantasy universe and experience fast-paced combat rendered with gorgeous 3D graphics!

Story

You are the captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F. A surprise attack and a malfunctioning hyperspace drive sends you hurtling to the outer reaches of space. However, with the help of a mysterious woman and her ability to summon heroes from across time and space, you just might be able to fight your way back home!

Game Info

  • Real-Time 3D Combat – Take command of a squad of four heroes in real-time battles! Dodge enemies, time your attacks, and manage your abilities to decimate the enemy!
  • Gorgeous 3D Graphics – Beautifully rendered character models and awe-inspiring special attacks bring next-gen graphics to the palm of your hand!
  • Build Your Own Squads – Choose from attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers, and healers to form specialized parties. With dozens of characters, each with their own passive and active abilities, the possibilities are endless!
  • Thrilling Multiplayer Battles – With a universe full of hostiles you’re going to need some backup! Jump into multiplayer co-op battles and work with your teammates to take down the toughest foes the galaxy has to offer!

Star Ocean: Amanesis has been around since 2016 and is poised to start it’s second season this summer in Japan, so when Square Enix is ready to share more (maybe at E3 2018), one thing to look out for is whether all the content that has been released since then will be available to Western audiences right out of the gate.

In the meantime, check out the announcement trailer (featuring English voices) below:

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