Today Square Enix released a new batch of lovely 1080p screenshots and artwork of the upcoming JRPG Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, that will be released in Japan for PS4 and PS3 on March 31st, and in the west some time this year.
The screenshots introduce three “new” characters (they were actually present in the demo at Tokyo Game Show, but they weren’t officially introduced before). All three belong to the fast response special forces of the Kingdom of Resuria.
We get to meet the inexperienced but reliable Gunther, who is also Victor’s subordinate. Also under Victor’s command is Hana, who is very capable in healing magic, and has been working on studying it with Fiore in Randok. Dax comes from the same town as Victor, and even if he’s older, he still respects him as a superior. He’s very quiet, and he hardly speaks when it’s not necessary.
We also see Relia’s mysterious powers, that can greatly change the outcome of a battle. She can buff her allies or freeze all the enemies in place. Yet, Relia, Hana, Gunther and Dax aren’t playable, and will be controlled by the AI when accompanying the party.
Lastly, we catch a glimpse of North Soma, Victor’s birthplace, and the West Dakaf tunnel, that connect Resuria with Trekur.
You can check all the screenshots out below.