Star Ocean: The Second Story – Unveils New Clip Introducing Ashton Anchors
Hey there, gaming fans! Square Enix has just thrown the spotlight on an exciting new recruit for the upcoming sequel, Star Ocean the Second Story R. Partnering up with the wizards at Gemdrops, they’ve served up a mesmerizing new trailer featuring none other than Ashton Anchors. Now, this guy isn’t your average swordsman. No, sir, Ashton slings around a pair of blades and has a terrifying dragon literally fused with him – spooky, right?
Now, here’s the cool part. Ashton’s not just all brawn and no brains. This guy’s got a secret weapon – he can load up his swords with some intense symbology. Imagine the magic and power this combo brings to the battlefield. If you’ve been a Star Ocean fan from day one, you’ll remember Ashton. This hero is straight out of the original game and has popped up in a couple of remakes and the sequel, too.
Physical prowess? Check. A place amongst the most powerful hitters in the game? Double-check. Ashton and buddies like Claude, Dias, and Welch are the kind of team that would make any enemy think twice. But don’t be fooled; there’s a flip side. Ashton’s not so lucky in life, and his in-game stats for Agility and Luck kinda reflect that.
One thing to remember is that once you choose Ashton, you’re saying goodbye to the chance of recruiting Opera and Ernest. But, hey, it’s not all doom and gloom. You’ll be diving headfirst into an amped-up version of Star Ocean the Second Story R that has a sweet mix of old-school charm and a new-school vibe for a JRPG experience that will blow your mind.
What’s more, you’re in for a visual treat. The game’s enchanting 2.5D design fuses pixel-art characters with 3D environments that you can really lose yourself. But that’s not all! The revamped version comes with fresh battle mechanics, complete voiceovers in both Japanese and English, a blend of classic and new tunes, and loads more goodies.
Mark your calendars, folks! Star Ocean the Second Story R hits the shelves on November 2 and will be up for grabs on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. You can nab it digitally or get your hands on a physical copy for just $49.99. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and pre-order the digital version from the PlayStation Store or Steam right now. And for those of you who love the feeling of a fresh, physical copy, you can snag one from Square Enix’s online store or other trusted game retailers.
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