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    Star Ocean: The Second Story R Update 1.1 Now Available

    Tough postgame challenges await.

    Square Enix and Gemdrops announced that Star Ocean: The Second Story R update 1.1 is now available on all platforms. The update includes a plethora of new content, including a new difficulty mode and new raid enemies.

    Final Weapon’s review of Star Ocean: The Second Story R notes that it’s a stellar modernization of the 1998 PS1 JRPG classic. The remake boasts updated visuals, new quality-of-life features that aim to modernize the experience, re-arranged music, and much more. Some aspects of this remake are carried over from the updated PSP version of the game, Star Ocean: Second Evolution

    Star Ocean: The Second Story R Update 1.1 Brings CHAOS

    The latest update for Star Ocean: The Second Story R brings the ultra-hard difficulty level CHAOS, new equipment and items, the Ten Wise Men raid bosses, new illustrations for characters in event scenes, Character Graphics Collection, and the Ending Playback feature.

    Check out the overview trailer and catch the latest details from Square Enix below: 

     

     

    New Content: Combat

     

    New, super-hard difficulty: CHAOS! You won’t be able to let your guard down for even an instant in this hard mode!

    CHAOS mode will be added to the game as a new difficulty level that’s harder than UNIVERSE. Enemy stats will be higher, and you’ll need even more strategy and preparation to take on these challenging battles. Train up your party and pit them against this new challenge!

    On EARTH difficulty, the first enemies are easy to defeat…
    On EARTH difficulty, the first enemies are easy to defeat…
    But on CHAOS, even these initial enemies are too strong to be *NON-PUBLIC defeated by a straightforward attack!
    But on CHAOS, even these initial enemies are too strong to be *NON-PUBLIC defeated by a straightforward attack!

    A new challenge: face the Ten Wise Men as Raid Enemies!

    The Ten Wise Men, Claude’s adversaries in the main story, will now appear as Raid Enemies that appear throughout the world!

    As Raid Enemies, the Ten Wise Men will be even more powerful than they were in the story battles. Victory over these Raid Enemies will give you a “Jewel” that allows you to call forth the Ten Wise Men with the Assault Action system.

    Victory over these even more powerful versions of the Ten Wise Men…
    Victory over these even more powerful versions of the Ten Wise Men…
    …will give you “Jewels” that allow you to use the power of the defeated member of the Ten Wise Men!
    …will give you “Jewels” that allow you to use the power of the defeated member of the Ten Wise Men!

    Additional Content: Exploration and IC

    New equipment added to Item Creation!

    New weapons for each party character and new armor will also be added. These new items can be obtained through Item Creation or as drops from Raid Enemies.

    Special items found by defeating Raid Enemies.
    Special items found by defeating Raid Enemies.
    Some of the new equipment will have all-new effects.
    Some of the new equipment will have all-new effects.

    Additional Content: Event Scenes

    New NPC illustrations added to event scenes!

    Illustrations for six NPCs who appear in event scenes have been added to the game. All of these character illustrations have been newly drawn by Yukihiro Kajimoto.

    Clyde
    Clyde
    Regis
    Regis
    Eleanor
    Eleanor
    Leifath
    Leifath
    Mariana
    Mariana
    Allen
    Allen

    New Character Graphics Collection and playback feature in the Ending Collection!

    The update adds a Character Graphics Collection that allows you to look at all the character illustrations whenever you like, and a playback feature in the Ending Collection that allows you to revisit the endings you’ve achieved at any time. It goes without saying that the Character Graphics Collection features Claude, Rena and the team, but you can also view art of the Ten Wise Men and the newly added character illustrations. The Ending Collection playback feature allows you to view any of the endings you’ve unlocked from the Special option on the title screen.

    Enjoy the differences between each character’s expressions.
    Enjoy the differences between each character’s expressions.
    Replay the endings you’ve unlocked at any time.
    Replay the endings you’ve unlocked at any time.

    Additional Content: Useful Features

    New features allow you to choose how you wish to keep playing the game after completion!

    Features have been added to allow you to customize your subsequent playthroughs after having completed the game.

    Claude or Rena’s star will appear on the title screen, depending on what completed save files you have. You can now choose whether to reset character. Levels when carrying over a save file (items etc. will be carried over).

    Lastly, Star Ocean: The Second Story R is available now on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. 

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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