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LONDON (March 27, 2024) – A new difficulty mode, post-game Raid Enemies, new weapons and more have been added in today’s latest update, Version 1.10, for STAR OCEAN™ THE SECOND STORY R™, the 2.5D remake of the highly acclaimed second installment of the STAR OCEAN series.

Watch the new trailer for today’s content updates here:

Screenshots for the update can be downloaded here:  

STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R revitalizes the renowned 1998 RPG with a charming 2.5D aesthetic, a rearranged soundtrack, numerous quality-of-life improvements and more. The game is now available for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC via STEAM.

Please find details of today’s patch update below:

Addition of a new and very challenging difficulty level, CHAOS mode

  • A new, dynamic difficulty level has been introduced, entitled CHAOS mode.
Addition of Raid Enemies (The Ten Wise Men)
  • This new feature allows players to fight against individual members of the Ten Wise Men once players have completed the main story.
  • Each Wise Man will come equipped with a unique special attack.
Addition of Assault Action characters (The Ten Wise Men)
  • Once players have defeated the newly added Raid Enemies, they will receive a unique Jewel. Each Jewel will summon the Ten Wise Men with the Assault Action system.

Character art
  • Exciting new NPC character art drawn by character designer Yukihiro Kajimoto will be unlocked at various in-game events. This art features NPCs Regis, Allen, Mariana, Eleanor, Clyde and Leifath.
  • Players will be able to view every piece of character art they have unlocked throughout the story at the game's title screen, including art for playable characters.
Addition of Ending Collection
  • You can now view all the ending patterns you’ve unlocked so far from the newly added Ending Collection which can be seen from the Special option on the title screen.

Additional Items
  • Version 1.10 adds brand-new items to the game: a mix of weapons, equipment and character accessories. These will become available once players have completed the main storyline.
  • Players can now opt to reset their character level but keep obtained items, allowing for continued character growth in New Game +.

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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. In 2022, STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE, the sixth main installment in the series, delivered a fresh and exciting gameplay experience. The highly acclaimed second installment in the STAR OCEAN series is returning as STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R as a 2.5D remake and will release on November 2nd, 2023.
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. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at:
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