Today Square Enix livetsreamed quite a lot of gameplay of Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, showcasing sections of gameplay within multiple cities, and then quite a few battles on the field.
Differently from what we saw at Tokyo Game Show, this time around we get a full partly of seven characters, and battle looks really sleek, with the player focusing on one character while the rest is controlled by the AI. Of course the controlled character can be switched manually.
You can check out the gameplay in the recording below. The first part starts at the 8:58 mark. The second chunk of footage is at 19:40, while the third is at 33:55.
Interestingly, the third gameplay portion showcases the first print bonus, in the form of a battle music from the original Valkyrie Profile. It also shows some of the game’s options and another urban environment
It also feature a funny/weird pun between the castle (oshiro) and Fiore’s scantly clad butt (oshiri).
The fourth video portion starts at 44:20, and it shows one more city and the Royal Insitute of Curse Studies.
Towards the end of the stream, at 58:40 and continuing at 1:02:30, 1:05:53, 1:08:25 and 1:11:10, we get more nostalgia-driven battle footage, made special by the ability to change the battle background musics with those of previous Star Ocean games via the menu, included as a bonus in the Collector’s Edition.
The last clip, at 1:14:23, shows one of Anne’s special attacks.
At the bottom of the post you can also see some samples from the Collector’s Edition Star Ocean artbook, spanning the while series.
Update: added a video with all the chat and banter cut, if you want to just see the gameplay.