Square Enix has released the English version of Star Ocean: Anamnesis, the first mobile entry in the classic JRPG franchise. Only available in select regions, the new action RPG offers a unique control scheme to help players take on enemies big and small.
Anamnesis was originally released in Japan in December of 2016 and the game’s events take place after those of console game Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness which launched earlier that year.
From a gameplay and content standpoint, the new mobile Star Ocean game is a gacha action RPG. Players will need to build their team of heroes from dozens of characters from the Star Ocean universe as they take on a variety of creatures. The game’s story puts players in the shoes of a starship captain that finds himself in the outer reach of space accompanied by a woman that has the power to summon heroes from throughout time and space, or more specifically the Star Ocean universe.
Not to be confused with every brawler-style mobile action RPG out there, the new Star Ocean game has an unusual control scheme that more closely resembles Dragon Project than it does games like MARVEL Future Fight or the more recently released Darkness Rises. Players move with a virtual joystick and attack by tapping on that joystick or one one of their characters skills. Anamnesis also gives players the ability to switch heroes on the fly. Those looking for some multiplayer will be able to team up to take on some of the game’s co-op content.
As a result of the mobile Star Ocean’s pre-registration campaign, gamers have unlocked the following launch rewards:
- 500 gems
- 6 Platinum Prisms, 6 Rainbow Crystals
- 1000 gems
- 4 star Welch character
- 1500 gems
- 4 star Welch’s Jester’s Wand weapon
- 2000 gems
- 1 Launch Coin
- 5 star Faize character
- 18 Platinum Ingots
- Anti-Poison Amulet IV
- Eldar Lord Rapier
The English version of Anamnesis is currently only available in the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. Square Enix is considering releasing the game in other regions, but there’s no official schedule at this time.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis is free and contains in app purchases. Here’s a trailer with a look at the game:
Interested? Check out the new RPG on Google Play.