Trustworthy Next-Gen.biz have translated the recently released Famitsu scans and found important news: Star Ocean 4 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
"The biggest piece of news revealed is that the game will be exclusive to PlayStation 3."
http://www.next-gen.biz/ind... It said it right there
the PLAYSTATION has a bigger fanbase and is a stronger brand than MS and XBOX 360.
by launching it on ps3 SQUARE could sell it in EU/JAPAN and NA.
as for x360 the only prospects could be in NA since it is dead in JAPAN and EU.
with increasing Japanese and European sales of ps3 this is a good move no doubt
Sony said they would be revealing some big news for the PS3 and this must have been what they were talking about.
I actually hope so... I know people are gonna blast me for this but I really don't like so many games going multi-platform myself... I need a reason to buy my PS3. But if it is indeed exclusive, I won't be surprised, been speculating it'd be when it was announced.
I agree, but my reason is that I want the ps3-games to be as good as they possible can be. The xbox-360 really makes the ps3-games worse than the need to be.
good news for people that love JRPGs and people that own a PS3 but for me I will be skipping Star Ocean 4
star ocean hasn't been good since star ocean the 2nd story for ps1.
Heh. There was only one game released since Star Ocean: The 2nd Story. That's like saying Halo hasn't been good since Halo: Combat Evolved.
There have been 2 star ocean games since 2nd story.
Blue sphere for GBC, and till the end of time for ps2.
I own The original Star ocean for the famicom *with the dejap translation applied to a copied cart* as well as 2nd story, Blue sphere, and till the end of time directs cut edition.
So I know what im talking about.
Edit: incase of the disagrees no there hasn't been 2 star ocean games since 2nd story no! absolutely not, and those games haven't been paled comparisons that have done badly critically and in sales compared to star ocean, and 2nd story.*rolls eyes* damn disagree trolls.*
But I'm pretty sure it's a PS3 exclusive. They said it would be Exclusive to one console. It's a title with Japanese interest from Square Enix. Who do you think is getting it? XBOX 360?
nice, let the JRPGs come.
well if it is a JRPG like radientflux says, i to may have to skip
Yep, just like the other Star Ocean games. Actually, these games are quite epic, so hopefully this one will be a proper addition to the series.
That guy that wrote this article is very depressive. Mood killer!
well this is good news for me, I have always been a fan of these games. Can't wait to get it home
On ps2, and I bought it without knowing what it was really.
At first I did not like it, but in the end I found it better than final fantasy.
it was quite obvious this was for ps3. it was either ps3 or the wii IMO 360 was too much of a long shot. its square enix for crying out loud.
Awesome!! I knew they wouldnt bring it to the 360 and the Wii is underpowered so really this isnt really a suprise to me but the news makes me happy
star ocean is awesome, Star Ocean 2 will always be the best :)
1 and 3 were good. But #2 was epic, I like it more then the FF series.
Agreed and along with SO2 being annouced for PSP, i guess i finally have a top reason to get a PSP (along with GT and God of War coming out on it aswell)
still get an exclusive (infitiy undiscovery) game from tri-ace. so it's good for both systems.
true but i suspect that Ps3 will have a number of exclusives reviled at TGS
I look forawrds to this one as well! Keep on Rocking!
Now this was my first ever S.O game and i must admit. It DOES rival FF. The first and only game that i can honestly say to give them a good run. If you have not played it before, you should. It's a good 250 hours long, and like FF it has some HUGE lightshows.
it rivals the FF series yet at the same time its by the same company.
It isn't? oh I went by the pic which said square enix and some other company which I can't make out clearly.
no it's not.
Well, It's kinda OBVIOUS that Enix bring some love to PS3 since Enix give the Dragon Quest series to DS and now they're give his Star Ocean love to PS3. I'm glad for this news... I CAN'T WAIT!!!
By the way and maybe I'm quite off topic right now but this news and one that I'm waiting so much about the prequel of KH it gonna make my rest of the year... Thanks S-E and bring KH to the PSP and make some used over the Core Crisis Engine with Kingdom Hearts spin-off ^_^.
You know, I am dissappointed that DQIX was for the DS. Feels like a step backwards after DQVIII. Hopefully DQX comes out soon for either the Wii, PS3, or 360 so that we could see what they can really do with the franchise.
i doubt infinite undiscovery is still being worked on, no news has come out since it was announced, i dont think they're makin it anymore.
and star ocean is an action style rpg, with huge worlds, amazing battle system and a great weapons, armor, items, accesories synthesis system. and now being able to travel to other planets by ship, sounds way more massive now. i got in 200 hours easy in part 3, im sure i will in this game too.
and for people who pass it up because its japanese, your missing out, its not turned based or anything like that, its more like a fighting game, heck they even have a versus mode in part 3, the series has always been really deep.
well since M$ got tri-ace liscense so the game is still on like donkey kong.LOL
It's Square Enix... So, I think it's safe to asume that anything they make will not be on the xbox 360. I guess this is a way of saying they don't want an american console to take over their gaming industry.
If all these games would be multiplatform one can only imagine what would happen with the PS3.
IF Square Enix games were Multi then Sony would be in big trouble, but from what I've seen thus far, most games they make are usually exclusive to one console, so they can get the most out of that console.
Oh never thought of Last Remnant. Updated my post. Switched the all to most.
regardless of what the pundits whom disagreed with bladster think it wouldn't surive, Sqaure games are the only real reason to own an ps3 any more.
Same with the psp the only reason i got it is for the square games, and the other strat rpgs, and other jrpgs being released for it, and castlevania rondo of blood remake, with the remade directs cut version of synphoney of night.
Well, it's like imagining if Halo was multiplatform. Xbox 1 would have never survived. But that's just narrow thinking.
@ Hellbringer - Not true. The Last Renment will be out on PS3 and 360.
Halo was a playstation 2 launch game, b4 MS bought bungie
um no, halo 1 was not a ps2 launch game, it was an MAC/PC game, and it was an RTS!
Well, that's this generation's console war over and done with! Microsoft and Nintendo should hang up their gloves (controllers) now.
It's kinda lonely in here? Maybe no news is good news for them.
I think maybe it's because nobody really gives a crap about this game, unless they're die hard fans.
what the hell are you talking about? This games is played by tons of people, and most are not die hard fans.
Even printed articles claiming it's an exclusive may in fact be someone jumping to conclusion.
Star ocean 2 was the first rpg i ever played (i thought they were too boring before) It remains one of my all time favorite games. Sadly, I lost the first disc so i cant go back and play it. :( oh well pleasant memories. Anyways, if anyone is looking to get into playiing rpg's then that game is where to start, if you can find it. I rank it right up there with FFXII (my other favorite rpg)
but who gives two craps about this game, and what is this game
Yeah, I know its weird, you can actually see the players you are controlling. And no guns? wtf huh?
I do, its also a real system seller in japan. Game over 360
PSP Gives me:
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable
Remake of Star Ocean I & 2
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Also PS3 Gives me:
* Dark Cloud 1 & 2
* Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
* Rogue Galaxy
* Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special
* Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
* Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
* Final Fantasy From IV to XII
* Star Ocean (3) Till The End Of Time
Real PS3 Titles (JRPGs):
* Final Fantasy XIII & XIII Versus
* White Knight Story
* Folkore (Questionable if JRPG but I loved Demo)
* Disgaea 3
* Monster Hunter 3 (Questionable if JRPG)
* Star Ocean IV
Rumored on PS3
* Final Fantasy VII Remake
* Eternal Sonata
That was the scene of JRPGs that I love.
Now I'm bored of Listening lets not forget Tekken 6, Gran Tourismo 5, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain Bla bla bla.
And I am getting Lair and Heavenly Sword.
Well said. ;)
You forgot the PSP Final Fantasy Dissidia game. Looks sweet. Crisis Core may force me to buy a PSP2k.
I really like this series and i'm glad they decided to bring it to the next gen instead of the Wii
Since its pretty safe to assume it will be on PS3 exclusive or multi, I'm gonna get this game for sure.
This wasn't really surprising news as it was either gonna be PS3 exclusive or multiplatform. That and the fact that Sony is the third largest shareholder of Square-Enix. If Star Ocean 4 plays more like Oblivion than Final Fantasy (as the article suggest), it would be a welcome addition to my library. Hopefully the story won't be as kooky as Star Ocean 3.
Star Ocean games have always been huge, last one was around 200 hours freaking Epic and awesome,
im glad Square didnt let that POS xbug 3DO with the last gen. dvd downgrade the experience for us PS3 owners.
that wii wii and 360 dont have, thx
The more exclusive PS3 RPG's the better! %)
Not a bad series: Sort of a poor man's Final Fantasy. Could be interesting as a new-gen title.
And, make no mistake: This will be HUGE in Japan.
Final fantasy is hella fun, but Star Ocean 3's real time combat really helped up my love for the RPGS.
Star Ocean 4 is a sure buy if it's as good as 3.
I mean most people don't even know what Star Ocean is on Xbox Live.
I never heard of this game.
man I just hope I can still cook in the new one
the 2nd one was epic maybe not has polished has ff7 but a lot of fun especially the fights.
Kinda hope they do port it to the xbox tho if they stay true to series it wont be a high powered game so why not share the luv?
edit the only real reason for the exclusive must be to drive the Jap sales which this game will do like 10x more than gt4 would here if it were exclusive...
Seriously if you are into rpgs and you don't like the turn based Final fantasy style stuff, then go for star ocean, it can definitely holds its own against Final Fantasy. Plus it is not turn based and you can run around during battle, like Grandia 3.(which reminds me I hope they make a 4 soon)
I just found out it was an exclusive just minutes ago, lol.
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