Star Ocean: First Departure R Announced for PS4 & Switch, Worldwide Release Confirmed - NewsAdam Cartwright , posted on 25 May 2019 / 902 Views
Square-Enix have announced Star Ocean: First Departure R, a remake of the PSP title Star Ocean: First Departure, which will be coming to PS4 & Switch this year.
STAR OCEAN First Departure R, the very first entry in the #StarOcean series - setting course for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.— STAR OCEAN (@StarOcean) May 25, 2019
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First Departure itself was a remake of the original Star Ocean, although it wasn't revealed what extra features will be included (aside from a high-definition upgrade) to warrant the 'R' subtitle.
It was announced that First Departure R would be receiving a worldwide release, which is good news considering the PS4 & Vita port of Star Ocean: Second Evolution stayed Japan-only despite the game already being translated into English for its original PS1 release.