Star Ocean The Second Story R

Star Ocean The Second Story R Introduces Ernest

Square Enix is back as it continues to (re)introduce the cast of Star Ocean The Second Story R, as we’ve now met Claude and Rena, Ashton, Precis, Bowman, Dias, and Leon.

This time, we’re meeting Ernest Raviede, the man Opera Vectra has been chasing since the pair crash-landed on Expel. You’ll encounter Ernest on a mission to Krosse, and to recruit him, you’ll have to have Opera join your party and initiate a series of Private Actions beforehand.

Once you recruit Ernest, though, he’s a capable fighter using whips to deal with enemies at close and long range. While his Symbology skills are the best, he makes up for his combat proficiency.

Alongside a complete graphical overhaul, Star Ocean The Second Story R is getting new music from Motoi Sakuraba, an updated Japanese dub, and new battle mechanics.

As either Claude C. Kenny or Rena Lanford, you’ll embark on an adventure on the planet of Expel. Their paths cross when Claude is transported to Expel by a mysterious device and meets Rena, who believes he is the legendary hero of light. Together, they journey to save Expel from a cosmic threat known as the Sorcery Globe.

It was initially released for the PlayStation in 1998 and remastered for the PSP as Star Ocean: Second Evolution in 2008.

Star Ocean The Second Story R launches on Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC on November 2, 2023.