Over half a decade after the fairly lacklustre Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Tri-Ace and Square Enix are back together again to create a new followup sixth title for PlayStations 4 and 5. The surprise announcement of Star Ocean: The Divine Force came at a recent 20-minute long Sony State of Play online stream.
Update: This game is also due for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S as well as PC through Steam.
The usual ingredients for a Star Ocean game are present. Strange doll-like character facial models. Anime mixed with science-fiction/fantasy. Action-oriented battle systems where the protagonist wields a blade. A bunch of party members joining you as you explore alien landscapes. This time, there is more an emphasis on verticality, as you can take advantage of aerial vantage points to ambush unsuspecting enemies below.