Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be released in Europe on June 5th.
Thats according to Square Enix, who made the announcement this morning. It’s exclusive to the Xbox 360, but there have been continuous rumors of a PS3 version, so all hope aint exactly lost.
They also released the boxart for the game, find that and the press release after the jump.
STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE AVAILABLE ACROSS PAL TERRITORIES IN JUNE
London (29th April 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN®: The Last Hope™ will be released across all PAL territories on 5th June, 2009, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.
With this highly anticipated prequel, acclaimed development studio tri-Ace Inc. brings the STAR OCEAN series to Xbox 360 for the first time. STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope continues the series traditions of soaring space opera, blending science fiction with fantasy for a unique RPG experience. The refined gameplay features four party members and team-oriented combat, while maintaining the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the STAR OCEAN series.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We are delighted to bringing this exciting new chapter of the critically acclaimed STAR OCEAN series to Europe and PAL territories. STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope is a stunning and captivating adventure, set to delight both fans of the previous adventures and newcomers alike.”
For more information about STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope, please visit the official website at www.staroceangame.com
About STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope
The year is S.D. 10. In the aftermath of World War III, humanity voyages into the stars in search of a new home… and a second chance.
• A prequel that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe.
• Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise’s famous real-time battle system, including the amazing graphics and visual effect only possible on the Xbox 360
• Feature breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut-scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® RPG series
• Fully localised for PAL territories with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles and menu screens