Because of a recent pre-order listing of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, it has now been known to the general public as to when the game will be released on North America. Said date is going to be on June 28th of this year and it can be pre-ordered over at Square Enix’s Online Store.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Will be Released in North America on the 28th of June
Aside from the release date of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, there’s also a Day One Edition that was also revealed. It will have a bunch of exclusive content such as in-game downloadable contents (DLCs). The DLCs in question are certain equipment for the various characters within the game. These are the Ring of the Valkyries (Increases ATK, INT, and Critical), Gold Bunny Statue (Increases EXP and FOL), Bushyburne Cincture (Reduces amount of MP used), Wristlet of the Stars (Reduces damage taken), and Secret Sthalian Tome (Increases HP healed). Aside from the bonus in-game equipment, those who pre-orders the Day One package will also get a new in-game feature. The feature will be that of players being able to customize the Battle BGM within the game. The background music can be switched to that of the audio from the Valkyrie Profile series.
While this is literally Star Ocean V, the story takes place between the second and third games of the franchise. However, it doesn’t mean that players won’t get to experience new features in the new title. For instance, there are two main features which highlights the game, the first one being dynamic cutscenes and real-time combat.
Unlike previous games wherein players would get to experience random encounters and their characters would be transported to a small isolated map to do battle, this time around every bit of battle is in real-time. Therefore, players would have to formulate strategies depending on their immediate environment. They will have to plan special attacks and combos, as well as switch between the cast of characters to make use of all their abilities in real-time.
As for the dynamic cutscenes in Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, it will let players experience a very smooth transition into and from battles, once again in real-time. The lines between the story, battle, and exploration and thoroughly blurred to create a more immersive and exciting overall experience. This new system will let players remain captivated while exploring land and faraway cities to form relationships towards everyone found within the game’s realm.