Star Ocean: The Second Story R update 1.1 adds new chaos mode, enemies, more

Publisher Square Enix and developer Gemdrops have released a Star Ocean: The Second Story R update adding a new difficulty, new enemies, and more.

The new 1.1 update for Star Ocean: The Second Story R is now available for all platforms. In case you missed it – check out our thorough review here!

Here’s a rundown on the update, plus a new trailer:

Addition of a new and very challenging difficulty level, CHAOS mode

  • A new, dynamic difficulty level has been introduced, entitled CHAOS mode.

Addition of Raid Enemies (The Ten Wise Men)

  • This new feature allows players to fight against individual members of the Ten Wise Men once players have completed the main story.
  • Each Wise Man will come equipped with a unique special attack.

Addition of Assault Action characters (The Ten Wise Men)

  • Once players have defeated the newly added Raid Enemies, they will receive a unique Jewel. Each Jewel will summon the Ten Wise Men with the Assault Action system.

Character art

  • Exciting new NPC character art drawn by character designer Yukihiro Kajimoto will be unlocked at various in-game events. This art features NPCs Regis, Allen, Mariana, Eleanor, Clyde and Leifath.
  • Players will be able to view every piece of character art they have unlocked throughout the story at the game’s title screen, including art for playable characters.

Addition of Ending Collection

  • You can now view all the ending patterns you’ve unlocked so far from the newly added Ending Collection which can be seen from the Special option on the title screen.

Additional Items

  • Version 1.10 adds brand-new items to the game: a mix of weapons, equipment and character accessories. These will become available once players have completed the main storyline.
  • Players can now opt to reset their character level but keep obtained items, allowing for continued character growth in New Game +.

Star Ocean: The Second Story R has been available since November 2023 for Windows PC (through Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.

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