PS4 players will be getting a Star Ocean 5 Day One Edition when Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithfulness, also known as Star Ocean 5 to many, releases in North America on June 28, 2016 on the Playstation 4. This was revealed via a product listing in the Square Enix Store, which revealed the existence of a Star Ocean 5 Day One Edition for North America.
The game, which takes place between Star Ocean: The Second Story and Star Ocean: Till The End of Time, will be set on the planet of Faykreed, which is located over 6,000 miles from Earth.
The Star Ocean 5 Day One Edition will feature the following in-game downloadable content:
“Ring of the Valkyries” – Increases ATK, INT, and Critical
“Gold Bunny Statue” – Increases EXP and FOL
“Bushybrume Cincture” – Reduces amount of MP used
“Wristlet of the Stars” – Reduces Damage taken
“Secret Stahlian Tome” – Increases HP healed
Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria BGM – Customize the battle BGM within the game to battle music from the Valkyrie Profile series.
Background music from Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria will also be available to swap with the Star Ocean 5 soundtrack.
Star Ocean 5 will be releasing on Playstation 4 in Japan on March 31, with a Japan-exclusive Playstation 3 version being released on April 28. The North America version will be releasing on June 28, while the European version will come out sometime during the rest of the summer.
The Star Ocean series has consistently been praised by critics in both Japan and North America, and counts as one of the top sellers on the Japanese market. Star Ocean: The Second Story has even had its own manga and anime made out of it in 1999 (when the manga began and lasted until 2001 before ending without a conclusion to the story) and 2001 (with a twenty-six episode anime) respectively.
If you’re interested in getting into the Star Ocean series this might be your best opportunity, and there’s still plenty of time to pre-order.