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Star Ocean 4 scans

Star Ocean 4 scans

Famitsu this week has a quite a few pages about the upcoming projects from Tri-Ace, starting with Star Ocean 4. Still no platform(s) announced.


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Commented on 2008-04-02 08:49:18
Hm, what to say? I'm very happy there's a new Star Ocean. But from these scans it's not possible to say anything 'bout the game. Wait and see.... =/
Commented on 2008-04-02 09:02:10
Why don't they announce the platform? I am also very excited about the game - I just want to know if I have to buy another console to play it...
Commented on 2008-04-02 09:09:27
Scans aren't really that good, and most of what is shown looks to be CGI, I guess its still early for them to show in game stuff.

E3 and TGS should be good this year :D
Commented on 2008-04-02 10:35:17
last page, has 2 ingame pictures on the bottem. It looks very good.
Commented on 2008-04-02 11:25:49
While I hope it will be better than the previous one, I get the feeling that this will be for ps3...
Commented on 2008-04-02 11:29:20
I think if it's not disclosed... it's Xbox 360 exclusive. Another Steal :)
Commented on 2008-04-02 11:54:39
I love the character design. The CGI is looking awesome.
Commented on 2008-04-02 12:35:47
Gamespot, IGN and 1up have it listed only under PS3. Are they just guessing or do they know something we don't?
Commented on 2008-04-02 13:20:22
Just PS3? aha... Well, that's just fine for me ^^ But I hope for 360-owners it's time exclusive... But I guess those pages just guess it's only PS3 ^^
Commented on 2008-04-02 13:35:41
They assume that it will be released on the PS3. They gamble on history repeating itself and their chances to win this bet are rather good thanks to the prejudice of the consumers.
Xbox 360 owner have to admit that, even though the Xbox 360 is the number two when it comes to the installed hardware of this generation consoles in the world, if you just look at Japan the sales look horrible.
The conclusion is that if a Japanese publisher wants to sell their game considerably in their country the only choice is to release it at least on PS3 or Wii as well and we know the Wii is too weak for an HD game.
Yet it is not confirmed to be on the PS3.

I personally don’t care at all, I have both!
It’s just that I hope it will be on 360 so everyone who is already promising the holy land of JRPGs for the PS3 is a bit fucked… but my chances are rather slim…
Commented on 2008-04-02 14:21:04
Wah this looks great! i hope SE will open their eyes and release this on 360!
If SE desides to pass I will be forced not to buy any SE games ever again!
Who's with me!?
Commented on 2008-04-02 14:38:07 In reply to jaxcellent
Posted by jaxcellent
Wah this looks great! i hope SE will open their eyes and release this on 360!
If SE desides to pass I will be forced not to buy any SE games ever again!
Who's with me!?
It will probably be on 360, rest assured, otherwise they would not keep it secret, but because of a giant moneyhat (courtesy of Microsoft), not because Square "opened its eyes". There's nothing right about sending a game straight towards its death on a console who has no install base in Japan and who cannot even make its "Final Fantasy Killer" a million seller.

Anyway, I hope it to be multiplatform, it would be the best for this game. SO3 almost sold 1.5 millions worldwide, now it'd need both the consoles to barely reach that result.
Commented on 2008-04-02 14:57:22 In reply to Nerifes
Yes, I'm sure that a Japanese RPG series with a history of being PS exclusive will suddenly jump ship to a console known best for videogames aimed at people who wear baseball caps indoors.
Commented on 2008-04-02 15:03:37 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Yes, I'm sure that a Japanese RPG series with a history of being PS exclusive will suddenly jump ship to a console known best for videogames aimed at people who wear baseball caps indoors.
Truth to be told, the first Star Ocean was a Nintendo game.

And btw Vesperia did, I don't know why SO4 couldn't. Money is the key which unlocks all doors, and Bill has plenty of money.

Anyway, my doubt is about the multiplatform thingy. Namco is known for supporting multiplatform, yet tri-Ace never did it before. Mhh....
Commented on 2008-04-02 15:05:08 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Yes, I'm sure that a Japanese RPG series with a history of being PS exclusive will suddenly jump ship to a console known best for videogames aimed at people who wear baseball caps indoors.
Ace Combat jumped ship
DMC jumped ship
Tales of <insert name> is jumping ship
Ridge Racer
Beautiful Katamari

Want me to list some more games that were once considered to be only for PS family line that have jumped ship?
Commented on 2008-04-02 15:17:01 In reply to Rottie
Posted by Rottie
Ace Combat jumped ship
DMC jumped ship
Tales of <insert name> is jumping ship
Ridge Racer
Beautiful Katamari

Want me to list some more games that were once considered to be only for PS family line that have jumped ship?
That's not "jumping ship", that "temporarily jumping ship", since PS3 is way behind with development, and namco wanted to earn money with easy development from the Next-Gen. As for DMC4, it may be multiplatform, but it still sold better on PS3.

And we're still talking about multiplatform, as in "no matter how bad a game sells on x-console, we'll recover the cost thanks to x-console". SO4 imo won't be a multiplatform game, and that changes completely your point. tri-Ace will have to ponder very well its choice, or SO4 will probably be as good as doomed.
Commented on 2008-04-02 15:19:18
lol, fanboys do not need much to start a battle these days.
Commented on 2008-04-02 16:12:32
Star Ocean never ended up in my JRPG loving hands... dunno why. I hope it will be good :)
Commented on 2008-04-02 16:18:16
The new trailer looks nice:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=22GydQyo7jw&fmt=18
Commented on 2008-04-02 16:46:07 In reply to daikide
Posted by daikide
Star Ocean never ended up in my JRPG loving hands... dunno why. I hope it will be good :)
You never played SO2?? Sad... =/
The third was good, too. Not as good as the 2nd, but good enough.
I think this one will be goo, too. But let's wait and see...
Commented on 2008-04-02 17:25:18
yay for futuristic RPGs
Commented on 2008-04-02 17:35:40 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
They assume that it will be released on the PS3. They gamble on history repeating itself and their chances to win this bet are rather good thanks to the prejudice of the consumers.
Xbox 360 owner have to admit that, even though the Xbox 360 is the number two when it comes to the installed hardware of this generation consoles in the world, if you just look at Japan the sales look horrible.
The conclusion is that if a Japanese publisher wants to sell their game considerably in their country the only choice is to release it at least on PS3 or Wii as well and we know the Wii is too weak for an HD game.
Yet it is not confirmed to be on the PS3.

I personally don’t care at all, I have both!
It’s just that I hope it will be on 360 so everyone who is already promising the holy land of JRPGs for the PS3 is a bit fucked… but my chances are rather slim…
Lost Odyssey sells and a number of other japanese titles have sold well on the 360 as well.

Going by Tri-Ace's usual pattern would they really split up 2 of the games they do this gen on separate platforms? I guess we'll see, but I suspect Star Ocean 4 is a 360 exclusive.
Commented on 2008-04-02 18:03:33
Hope to read more about it and higher quality images come out. Thanks for the scans.
Commented on 2008-04-02 18:50:14
I know this is the way Star Ocean has pretty much always been, but does it bother anyone else that this is a science fiction game, and the male and female characters on the first page are still armed with a sword and bow? Mix it up a little! You could give the girl a laser pistol and still have it function similarly to a bow in combat. I just don't want to spend half my time storming medieval castles again.
Commented on 2008-04-02 19:22:21
Star Ocean is exclusive for PS3.

Infinte Undiscovery is exclusive for 360.
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