Press release


Experience One of the Protagonists, Raymond Lawrence’s Story on PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One ​​​​​​​

LONDON (Sept. 20, 2022) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced a free consumer demo for STAR OCEAN® THE DIVINE FORCE™ which is now available for the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, offering players the chance to experience the beginning part of the game ahead of the full games launch on October 27,2022.

Developed by tri-Ace Inc., STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE marks a new chapter in galactic history and will tell a gripping story that seamlessly melds science fiction and fantasy elements. The game features dual protagonists, players can choose the protagonist of their choice and enjoy the story of Raymond, the captain of the space trading ship, Ydas, or Laeticia, the princess-knight of a kingdom on the underdeveloped planet, Aster IV. Fate will bring Raymond, Laeticia, and several other ally characters together, all designed by renowned artist Akiman (STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness, STREET FIGHTER series).
In the demo, players will experience the beginning story of Raymond, offering a unique opportunity to sample this expansive sci-fi fantasy world with fast-paced action combat, rich exploration and an original story. *
STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE will be available as a physical Standard edition for the PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. There is also a digital Standard edition and Digital Deluxe Edition for the PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam®. Pre-Order now on all available platforms.
The pre-order bonuses are available for the digital Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Editions and includes the following weapons for the protagonists, with helpful factors that will come in handy from the beginning of the game:

  • Weapon exclusively for use by Raymond (greatsword): Lionheart's Blutgand
  • Weapon exclusively for use by Laeticia (dual blades): Flashing Naglering
Early Purchase Bonuses** include:
Pawns that can be used in the mini game, Es'owa. These can also be used as items of equipment. Obtain pawns modelled on characters from Valkyrie Chronicles and Radiata Stories, games also developed by triAce!
  • Mini game Pawn: Lenneth (from Valkyrie Profile)
  • Mini game Pawn: Lezard (from Valkyrie Profile)
  • Mini game Pawn: Jack (from Radiata Stories)
  • Mini game Pawn: Ridley (from Radiata Stories)
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the following:
  • In-game equipment: set of 2 pieces
  • In-game accessories: set of 4 pieces
  • Digital Soundtrack
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*This demo features a section from the full game that has been re-edited and places restrictions on certain features. Story progression or character levels cannot carry over to the full game.
** Early Purchase Bonuses available until 30 November 2022.
Related Links:
STAR OCEAN Twitter: @StarOcean
STAR OCEAN Facebook: @StarOcean
About the STAR OCEAN Series
Developed by tri-Ace Inc. and published by Square Enix, the STAR OCEAN series is a long-running action-RPG series spanning multiple entries and commemorated its 25th anniversary in 2021. The series is known for its exciting gameplay, epic storylines, diverse cast of characters, as well as its innovative approach to action combat. In 2019, an HD remaster of the first installment in the series, STAR OCEAN First Departure R, released for the Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4, delivering the classic title with updated visuals, audio, and several quality-of-life improvements to fans around the world. Releasing in 2022, STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE marks the sixth main installment in the series and will deliver a fresh and exciting gameplay experience to existing fans and newcomers alike.
 About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 173 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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