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NEWS

STAR OCEAN: SECOND EVOLUTION AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE IN FEBRUARY

London (13th January 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ will be released across Europe and all PAL territories on 13th February 2009, exclusively on the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system.

Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga continues with the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution. Featuring a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. With a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “2009 is set to be a landmark year for the STAR OCEAN series, I’m delighted that new fans can continue to experience this classic series with the release of STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution for PSP and I hope players are excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming release of STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope.”
 

STAR OCEAN: SECOND EVOLUTION ANNOUNCED FOR EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES

London (8th October 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ will be released across Europe and all PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system.

Following the exploits of humankind’s journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga continues with the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution. Featuring a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. With a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “STAR OCEAN has already proved to be a popular series in Japan, we now hope that players around the world can discover why by experiencing the origin of the series through the PSP releases of STAR OCEAN: First Departure™ and the newly announced STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution.”

About STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution

Story
Space Date 366: A young Federation officer finds himself transported to a mystical planet, where he is suddenly anointed as the Hero of Light. He begins a journey to fulfill a prophecy and save a newfound race. STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution continues the STAR OCEAN saga!

Features

• The second game in the STAR OCEAN series, rebuilt for the PSP system
• Exciting real-time battles that keep players fully immersed in the action
• Brand-new, fully-voiced animated cut-scenes provided by anime powerhouse Production I.G
• The private action system adds depth to the story, introducing riveting subplots between characters

OVERVIEW

Spacedate 366 -

During a routine survey of an unexplored planet, an officer from the starship Calnus is transported to an unknown world by a mysterious artefact. While searching for a way home, he meets an alien girl who draws him into a quest to save her people, just as an ancient prophecy foretold...

The STAR OCEAN® saga continues in a new battle to bring peace to the galaxy!

STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ is an enhanced remake of the classic PlayStation® game STAR OCEAN® 2: The Second Story™, set 20 years after the events of STAR OCEAN®: First Departure™.

The game boasts a host of improvements added exclusively for the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) version, including real-time battles, new character designs, and fully voiced animated cut-scenes from anime giant Production I.G!

Combining stunning graphics and a captivating storyline, STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ proudly continues the grand tradition of the legendary STAR OCEAN® series.