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Star Ocean The Divine Drive will quickly contact down on PS5 and PS4! This action-packed science-fiction RPG presents a daring new imaginative and prescient for the beloved RPG collection, with a strong story, progressive traversal mechanics, and a fight system that’s simply… *chef’s kiss.

That stated, we suspect that a few of you should still be questioning what this recreation is all about. Learn on and we’ll inform you every part you want to know:

It’s the sixth mainline entry within the Star Ocean collection…

You’ll have performed a Star Ocean recreation earlier than – or not less than heard of it. The collection has been round since 1996 and has received many followers due to distinct science-fiction trappings. Whereas many RPGs lean into fantasy tropes, the Star Ocean collection embraces area opera wholeheartedly – suppose spaceships, interplanetary journey, superior applied sciences, and the like. Even now it feels very distinctive within the style.

Star Ocean The Divine Drive is the sixth mainline title within the collection and brings with it excitingly recent concepts, together with unparalleled freedom of motion and a blisteringly quick fight system.

…nevertheless it’s utterly standalone

Just like different RPG collection like Last Fantasy or Dragon Quest, every entry within the Star Ocean collection works as a standalone journey. There’s no have to have performed via the earlier video games to work out what’s occurring – the whole narrative from begin to end is contained throughout the recreation. After all, if you’re a fan of the earlier video games, you might spot a reference or two…

It’s an epic journey that fuses science fiction and fantasy

The journey begins when starship captain Raymond Lawrence crash lands on the planet of Aster IV. This harmful world is like stepping right into a long-forgotten previous for the younger spacefarer – folks nonetheless dwell in castles, put on plate armor and kingdoms wage struggle in opposition to one different. Becoming a member of forces with a warrior princess named Laeticia, he units off to seek out the remainder of his crew and get off the planet… unaware that he’ll quickly discover himself embroiled in a battle that threatens the whole universe.

The twin protagonist system returns from earlier video games

In the beginning of your journey, you’ll be capable to select between two essential characters: Raymond or Laeticia. This isn’t only a beauty choice – the occasions that transpire and the allies you may recruit will differ relying on who you play as.

You’ll be able to play as Raymond …

Raymond is the captain of the service provider vessel Ydas, working below Lawrence Logistics – an organization run by his household. He’s a pleasant man with large hair and an even bigger coronary heart. He will be brash and reckless, which frequently will get himself into hassle – however he’ll throw himself into the guts of hazard to guard his pals. He’s a protagonist who’s straightforward to like.

…or Laeticia

Laeticia is Princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius: a big territory positioned on the underdeveloped planet of Aster IV. She’s a knight and extremely expert with the twin blades, one thing that makes her vastly admired by her folks.   Laeticia is insatiably curious and her encounter with Raymond opens her eyes to an even bigger world than she is aware of… however greater than something she loves her kingdom and can do no matter she will to guard it.

You may have unbelievable freedom of motion

Early within the story, Raymond and Laeticia encounter a mysterious mechanical life type referred to as D.U.M.A. It offers our heroes entry to supernatural powers, together with the flexibility to go… effectively, nearly wherever. With a press of a button, characters can soar into the sky to rapidly scale cliffs or buzz over buildings – the huge environments of Star Ocean The Divine Drive at the moment are yours to discover from all angles!

Fight is blisteringly quick…

The Star Ocean collection is thought for its fast-paced fight, however The Divine Drive takes issues to a different stage solely! You’ll have entry to a celebration of as much as 4 characters at a time, every geared up with an ever-expanding assortment of abilities and talents. You’ll be able to equip completely different instructions to your controller’s face buttons, letting you entry instructions, structure combos, use gadgets and extra instantly.

…and agile…

D.U.M.A. doesn’t simply enable you to get round with model – it utterly transforms fight by providing you with the flexibility to run rings round opponents… or extra precisely fly rings round them. Your ‘Vanguard Assault’ powers allow you to cost towards an enemy at spectacular speeds. Change your path on the final second to carry out a Blindside assault – you’ll zip behind your bewildered foe and go away them completely defenseless. Sure, it’s as wildly entertaining because it sounds!

However you may gradual issues down in order for you

All of the above makes for an intense fight system, however for those who’re the kind of RPG fan who likes to suppose via their actions, you need to use ‘Wait Mode’ to freeze the motion so that you may give your allies directions, change targets, or simply take a breather when you plan your technique.

You’ll be able to recruit a number of allies – and get to know them

As you play via Star Ocean The Divine Drive, you’ll recruit varied allies, all with their very own distinct personalities and fight kinds. All are playable, and you’ll change between them seamlessly, each out and in of fight. Non-public Actions allow you to spend time with these eccentric people, uncover distinctive character storylines and even particular endings – so it’s price attending to know your group!

That’s only a very broad overview of Star Ocean The Divine Drive – there’s a lot to find within the recreation, however frankly we don’t need to wreck any surprises (and oh boy, are there surprises).

The sport’s launches for PS5 and PS4 on October 27. If you wish to attempt it out for yourselves proper now although, a free demo can also be out there to obtain (be aware that progress doesn’t carry via to the total recreation).

We hope you benefit from the recreation – see you within the sea of stars!

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