Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness was leaked earlier today via the usual early copies of Famitsu, after a few days of teasing. Finally Square Enix just made the announcement official, opening the game’s website and releasing the first trailer and screenshots.
Interestingly, while the official logo doesn’t feature the “5” in its main wording, but just at the bottom, the press release actually includes the number. The official title is apparently worded “Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness” and not “Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness”
The screenshots (that you can enjoy at the bottom of the post) are explicitly identified as taken from the work-in-progress PS4 version, while the trailer basically gives a rundown of the whole series. As an interesting footnote, the narration for the trailer is performed by the voice of the male protagonist of Star Ocean 5.
The game, in development for PS4 and Ps3 at tri-Ace in collaboration with Square Enix, will feature seamless integration between exploration and battle, with combat that will combine tactical and action elements.
The main staff has also been revealed: Hiroshi Ogawa (Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean 3, Infinite Undiscovery) will serve as Game Director. tri-Ace President Yoshiharu Gotanda (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile) will handle the main concept.
The score will be composed by Motoi Sakuraba, who also worked on the Star Ocean series, Valkyrie Profile and about a gazillion of other popular titles.
The game features the character design of Akira “Akiman” Yasuda, who worked on countless Capcom games and on Anime like Code Geass and Turn A Gundam.
Finally, Shuichi Kobayashi from Square Enix will be the Producer. He also had his hand in Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile and Infinite Undiscovery.
Both price and release date for the game are officially listed as “to be determined,” but in the meanwhile, you can check out all the assets just below.