Square-Enix will soon bring Star Ocean: Anamnesis to mobile devices outside of Japan for the first time. Anamnesis is a hero collection gacha game featuring characters from Tri-Ace’s classic Star Ocean sci-fi JRPG franchise. Gamers can pre-register for the game now to be notified when it launches and to receive some bonus in-game items when the game launches.
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.
From a gameplay and content standpoint, the upcoming mobile Star Ocean game will be 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. Not to be confused with every brawler-style mobile action RPGs, the upcoming Star Ocean game has an unusual control scheme that more closely resembles Dragon Project than it does MARVEL Future Fight. Those looking for some multiplayer will be able to team up to take on some of the game’s co-op content.
As part of the pre-registration campaign, players will receive the following rewards based on the total number of registrations through Google Play, and follows of the game’s social media pages:
- 25,000: 500 gems
- 50,000: 6 Platinum Prisms, 6 Rainbow Crystals
- 75,000: 1000 gems
- 100,000: 4 star Welch character
- 110,000: 1500 gems
- 120,000: 4 star Welch’s Jester’s Wand weapon
- 130,000: 2000 gems
- 140,000: 1 Launch Coin
- 150,000: 5 star Faize character
Pre-registration is only available in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. The game may be released in other regions at a later date.
Star Ocean: Anamnesis has a scheduled release date some time in July 2018, and the game will be free to play and contain in app purchases when it launches. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and the first English trailer:
You are the captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F. A surprise attack and a malfunctioning hyperspace drive sends you hurtling to the outer reaches of space. However, with the help of a mysterious woman and her ability to summon heroes from across time and space, you just might be able to fight your way back home!
Interested? Check out the upcoming gacha game on Google Play.