Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Gets Box Art

By Chad Awkerman

December 15, 2009

That’s right, another JRPG showed off its box art recently.  This one happens to be the re-release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope, dubbed the “International” edition.  PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to enjoy the formerly Xbox 360 exclusive title in short order – February 9, 2010.  Along with the PS3 version comes a drastic change in box art.  To appeal to the Xbox kiddies, Square-Enix decided to forgo the use of anime-style box art and, as fate will have it, the anime-style character portraits in-game, for that version earlier this year.

It turns out, for the PS3 release, both those features – yes, they are features because they are awesome – return.  The newly revealed box art shows the two main characters – Edge and Reimi – in all their stylized glory.  As an added bonus, the anime portraits are back in the International version, as well as the Japanese language track with English sub-titles.  Score one for the otakus, right?

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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