Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster Announced for PC, PS4

Square Enix has announced Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster.

The newly remastered version of the game will launch for PC and PlayStation 4 on November 28th in Japan. Featured above, you can view a new trailer showing off the game’s newly remastered visuals.

As the name suggests, the new version of the game will run at 4K resolution and is a full high-definition remaster of Star Ocean: The Last Hope.

The PlayStation 4 Pro version will run at 4K and will let you toggle visual settings like blur, shadows, and so on. There will also be trophy and share button support. The PC version will let you further toggle visual settings like resolution, while it also has Steam Achievements, mouse+keyboard and controller support.

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  • I can’t get excited for this when they couldn’t bother to localize the HD version of Star Ocean 2, even though it was based on the PSP version which was already translated.

  • Mister6ame

    I hope come on west on PC.

  • Slartibartfast

    Who wants to bet that this is also gonna be region-blocked from Asia like most of SquareEnix’s JRPG library?

  • Jack Thompson

    Nude mods incoming.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Oh PC, why are you so good to me?

  • catazxy

    That’s pretty surprising, especially since last month I’ve bought it for the xbox 360, now that was a waste since the better version will be on pc….

  • Neppers

    N A P P Y T I M E

  • Mister6ame

    And is getting better and better

  • OSad

    They couldn’t have brought this over in a pack with Star Ocean 3 or something? This is perhaps the ugliest, most visually cluttered, most boring Star Ocean to ever come out.

    Certainly not my first choice for an HD remaster, that’s for sure.

  • Chili

    Considering this is announced for Japan and nowhere else currently…

  • Travis Touchdown

    PS4 is getting a remaster?

    How surprising.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    DO NOT PLAY THIS PIECE OF DOGSHIT
    I may have not liked certain games in my life, but this is the first I have ever hated with every fiber in my fucking being.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Kind of a clumsy name.

  • Wannabe_Baby

    I love this game but there were two moments in the story that really, really annoyed me. Edge being the only one to have a sensible reaction after *THAT* big moment and Edge’s genetic modification BS being the EXACT thing they needed to get them out of a jam when they needed it.

    Apart from that, really fun.

  • SOMEGUY7893 .

    And they still look dead inside.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Was Last Hope even good?

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Its Star Ocean, everything after Second Story got worse.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I disagree. I really liked the 3rd one.

  • Blindboy18

    the biggest question is, is this even the international version?

  • Nagato

    It’s the only game ever I sold for pizza money, and I definitely felt I was better off after that meal.

  • Grampy_Bone

    Story shit the bed big time but I liked the combat a whole lot better than SO3.

    I’ll definitely get this because I have the 360 version but I can’t stand playing it because of the disc swapping.

  • Snorlaxation

    SO3 had good story and gameplay, but the character models and voice acting were a little subpar.
    SO4 had good gameplay, but ugly characters with boring character archetypes and a meh story.
    SO5 Looked gorgeous, had great dialogue and voice acting, but the plot was drab and short.

  • Snorlaxation

    wow did I hate this game.

  • SO3 story near the end gets really stupid.

  • Sad that this is the first Star Ocean game to come to PC but whatever just bring the better ones to PC as well.

  • Forky

    First let’s talk about character issues, kaaaaaay?

  • Forky

    Follow the manly 80’s adventures of Edge Maverick!

  • Forky

    Given that it’s coming to only the playstation and PC, yes. It’s definitely the international version. (Also, it was announced with a short gameplay clip.)

  • RetroGamer

    For me, this is a series that didn’t transition well into 3D. I love the first two games and their remakes on the PSP, but 3 and up disappointed me.

  • RetroGamer

    For me, this series didn’t transition well into 3D. I enjoyed the first two games and their remakes on the PSP, but 3 and up disappointed me.

  • sanic

    Didn’t this game blow dicks though? Who asked for this?

  • Snorlaxation

    Not really. But the VERY end of the plot was a huge deus ex machina

  • OldPalpy

    Should have called it “Full HD and Fuller HD Remater”

  • Albel Nox

    why last hope… “till end of time” is best of the series : (

  • Jon Snow

    As someone who wasted hundreds of hours in star ocean the second story on the ps1, what did you not like about the last hope? I own it but have to admit I never got around to playing it. Would someone who enjoyed TSS enjoy the last hope?

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    Fuck no. Same position as you when I played it. The characters are plasticine generic, the combat revolved around holding circle for back slashing, the voice acting in both languages is fucking terrible, the dialogue is worse than Saturday Morning 4kids, the story is pants on head retarded, the side stories peppering the road to the main story are somehow even worse, and the environments range from eye rape busyness to barren landscapes of fucking nothing.

  • BanBrado

    SO3 had a good story? The plot twist is arguably the worst plot twist in video games.

  • Loli de 42 anos vai trabalhar

    It’s the only star ocean game I’ve played so far, I liked what I saw so far (haven’t finished it yet.)

  • Ruggarell

    enjoy your scraps.

  • How is it scraps when it is more meaty than the original? You Sony Pussies continue to bleed out. Hehehehe.

  • Jasper de Vries

    I love this game but there were two moments in the story that really, really annoyed me. Edge being the only one to have a sensible reaction after *THAT* big moment and Edge’s genetic modification BS being the EXACT thing they needed to get them out of a jam when they needed it.Apart from that, really fun.

  • Jacob Blackburn

    Can i romance the elf this time?

  • CombatMeido

    So… can we get SO5 on PC now?

    Already played SO4 ~130h on X360.

  • Chili

    So the PS4 is also getting scraps? Because this is coming out on both platforms.

  • Snorlaxation

    no, it’s really not. it was pretty interesting, surprising, but definitely could’ve been handled better (like exploring more issues and expanding on the MMO nature).