Star Ocean Second Story R, the exciting new 2.5D reimagining of the excellent 1998/99/2000 PS1 RPG, is right around the corner with a November 2nd release date, and Square Enix has dropped a chunky demo for fans and curious newcomers to check out ahead of time.
The Star Ocean Second Story R demo includes three cities, two dungeons and two bosses and gives players an in-depth look into the opening hours of the gameas they choose their protagonist, battle with three party members and check out some of this updated version’s new features.
Best of all, progress made in the demo will carry across into the main game when it launches. Cross-generation saving is also possible on PlayStation, so those checking out the demo on the PS4 will be able to continue their game on the PS5, if their console situation should get an upgrade in the time between.
You can download the demo on all applicable platforms’ digital storefronts, which you’ll find direct links to below:
Check out the newest trailer for Star Ocean Second Story R below:
“STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via STEAM on November 2nd 2023.
“Discover deep gameplay features! The new “Break” system, Combo Link, and Assault Action to create your own original battle style!
“During the game, your party will split up at certain points and temporarily go their own ways, letting your protagonist have individual story events with them. These Private Actions can affect how the other characters see you, and some may even lead to major changes in the overall plot.
“Make your own all-powerful weapons and armor! Discover Super Specialties, play minigames, become a fishing master in waterfronts, and much more!”