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We haven't had a proper Star Ocean game since the release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope for Xbox 360 in February of 2009. That's a serious wait for fans of this series, and it's still unclear when Star Ocean 5 will get its western release date either. But in case the wait wasn't arduous enough, we have a new teaser trailer for PS4 owners.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (what a mouthful) will be released for the PS3 and then ported to the Playstation 4 on March 31st in Japan. Star Ocean 4 was actually released in North America 10 days after its initial release in Japan, though I doubt we can expect a similar situation this time around. In any case, let's check out this new trailer.

Star Ocean 5 Trailer - Stunning Gameplay Shows New Characters Kicking Ass

A while back, Star Ocean 5 unveiled two of its new characters, Emerson and Anne. They were introduced with the following character descriptions:

Emerson (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) has a scary face, but a frank personality, and loves alcohol and women. In battle, he fires at enemies from a distance with his high-powered bow gun.
Anne (voiced by Ayumi Fujimura) is a woman who travels with Emerson. She’s intelligent and composed. She fights using an abundance of variegated melee techniques and makes a joke of the enemy. She also loves cats.
Star Ocean 5
Star Ocean 5

This trailer focuses on Anne's personality as well as her adeptness in combat. But the trailer itself was quite surprising, I mean, were you aware that [Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness](tag:3765077) was to look this good? Does it actually run at 60FPS? I guess we'll have to wait and see! Perhaps the PS4 port will be able to handle it.

In any case, we're wondering how this game will be received, both in Japan and the west. Its been a long time since we've seen a main installment of this franchise on our shores. Besides, when Star Ocean 4 was released in 2009, at the end of the fiscal year the title had only managed to sell a bit above 400,000 units worldwide. It may have been the mosts successful Xbox 360 game released in Japan's history, but Microsoft's consoles don't do well on that island. Can we expect Star Ocean 5 to perform well?

Are You Excited For the Release Date Of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness?

Star Ocean 5
Star Ocean 5

How do you feel about the Star Ocean franchise? Are you excited for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and do you think it has what it takes to perform well in the sales department? That trailer does make the game seem highly appealing. Will that be enough to sell the gameplay of this series?


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