Daily news (September 10, Round 4): Star Ocean First Departure R / Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Today’s Daily news: Star Ocean First Departure R also releasing on December 5th in Europe and North America, but also…

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Ninja Box
  • Nintendo Switch

Star Ocean First Departure R

Earlier today, Square-Enix announced that Star Ocean First Departure R will be released on December 5th in Japan. Good news for western fans: the company have confirmed that Europe and North America will also get it on the same day. In other words, it’s a simultaneous release worldwide!

Here’s a trailer and the list of key features for this remaster:

  • Full Voiceover – Players can choose between the original full voice cast from the PSP® system version of the game in either Japanese or English, or the newly recorded version, featuring the voice cast from the original Super Famicom version in Japanese, which was previously released in Japan only. 
  • New Character Illustrations – Players can opt for the original character illustrations utilized in STAR OCEAN First Departure, or brand-new versions drawn by the famous illustrator Katsumi Enami (STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE™).
  • Speed Mode – Players can speed up movement to traverse the world more quickly.
  • Adjusted Game Balance – Adjusted battle difficulty enabling players to enjoy more challenge in combat, a signature quality of the STAR OCEAN series.

Star Ocean First Departure R (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 5th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Square-Enix PR

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here’s the latest video for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, featuring Hisashi Nogami (Producer) and Aya Kyogoku (Director) discussing what they would bring to a deserted island:

Faced with a real-life deserted island adventure, what items would Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ director Aya Kyogoku and producer Hisashi Nogami bring as creature comforts? Let’s find out!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) comes out on March 20th worldwide.

Ninja Box

Here’s the latest set of screenshots for Ninja Box:

Ninja Box (Switch) comes out on September 26th in Japan.

Source: 4Gamer

Nintendo Switch

Here’s the latest promo video for the Nintendo Switch, showcasing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:


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