- Square Enix is bringing Star Ocean: Anamnesis to mobile devices in the West.
- The game was originally launched in Japan in 2016, and the new version will feature English dubs.
- A July release date is expected, and pre-registration is available now on the Play Store.
Square Enix’s Star Ocean: Anamnesis is officially coming to the West. It was released in Japan way back in 2016, and while it’s not clear why they waited so long to bring it over, it will come as good news to fans of anime-style action RPGs.
This new version even includes English dubbing of the in-game dialogue. This might be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how much of an anime purist you are.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis is the first mobile entry in the space sci-fi franchise, and the visual style is similar to the rest of the series. This time, the story revolves around the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F. As its captain, you have to deal with the fallout after a hyperdrive malfunction sends your ship into unknown territory.
The game is played in portrait mode, and players have to control their character in order to dodge attacks and defeat powerful bosses. It’s free-to-play with a gacha system of unlocking new characters. There are dozens of characters, each with their own unique abilities and stats.
As you unlock more characters, you can customize your team’s layout. There are several specialized classes, including attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers, and healers. You can also participate in co-op multiplayer matches to take down powerful enemies.
Although no official release date has been announced, the trailer for Star Ocean: Anamnesis mentions a July 2018 release. We’ll keep you posted when the game finally comes out.
If you want to be the first to know when it does come out, you can pre-register in the Play Store by clicking on the button below. You can also sign up for a closed beta program at the game’s official website. As more people pre-register, the rewards get better and better, so don’t forget to tell your friends!