Star Ocean: Anamnesis is a mobile phone game developed by Tri-Ace. It was created in celebration of the Star Ocean series' 20th anniversary, and features characters from all previous titles in the franchise, as well as music from series composer Motoi Sakuraba. It was released in Japan on December 7, 2016 and will be released in North America in July, 2018.
As per the official website, the Beta testing period for Star Ocean: Anamnesis English runs (only on iOS) from June 15th at 12:00 am PT (7:00 am UTC) to June 18th at 11:59 pm PT (June 19th at 6:59 am UTC).
It features full 3D real-time action battles with HD graphics. In addition, this is the first Star Ocean game with a fully featured 4-player multiplayer. Characters are divided into five defined roles: Attacker, Defender, Shooter, Caster and Healer. Each role allows a character particular advantages and disadvantages and allow a variety of party combinations.
Square Enix is planning a pre-registration campaign for the game. If it achieves over 100,000 registrations, a Valkyrie Profile character will join the game, and if it achieves over 200,000, Welch will join the game.
Set in Space Date 539 (A.D 2625), the player controls the captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F, which was exploring deep space following the events of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness two years earlier. After a surprise attack by pirates, the entire crew jettison the vessel in escape pods while the captain stays on board with only the AI robot Coro. Making the decision to activate the ship's hyperspace drive, the warp fails and ends up sending them to a distant region of space outside the Federation's borders. While investigating a seemingly barren planet, they happen upon a mysterious women being chased by a monster. The woman, named Evelysse, uses a powerful form of Symbology magic that allows her to summon warriors from throughout time, and manages to escape with the aid of her time-warped allies. After she joins the captain back on the ship, the course is set to return home to the incredibly distant Earth
The main characters of Star Ocean: Anamnesis are the player themselves and Ivlish. Characters from previous Star Ocean games appear in the game with HD models and designs illustrated by several artists.
- The main cast of original characters includes:
- Protagonist - The player themselves. They are the captain of the Pangalactic Federation starship GFSS-3214F.
- Evelysse - A mysterious woman found on a uninhabited planet, who wields a mysterious type of symbology allowing her to summon warriors from different timelines.
- Coro - An AI robot in charge of all operations aboard the GFSS-3214F.
- Verda Clayman
Characters introduced in season 2 -Twin Eclipse- :
See main article: List of playable characters in Star Ocean: Anamnesis
Star Ocean: Anamnesis’ Season 2 is titled "Twin Eclipse". According to producer Shuichi Kobayashi, the team has prepared about ten times the volume of Season 1 for the second season. In addition to a fully-voiced scenario with animated scenes, it will have over 10 tracks by composer Motoi Sakuraba.
In Season 2 you’ll meet characters such as Tika Blunche, Yrian Luxter , and Recoro , the robot that supports Tika as the main focus of the story. Series recurring, crafting character Welch Vineyard will appear as a key character for the season.
A new “Assist Character” system will also be introduced in Season 2. This allows you to assign an Assist Character to each member in the party. You can activate an “Assist Skill” with an Assist Character at any time during battle. When a party member with an assigned Assist Character performs a Rush Combo, there’s a chance they can activate the “Assist Cut-in” to help increase the damage.
It's launch date is expected to be Summer 2018.