Square Enix have revealed that their PSP release Star Ocean First Departure is getting a HD remaster on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Originally released in the west on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Star Ocean First Departure R tells the story of a young swordsman, Roddick, and his companions who first set off on a journey to find the cure to a deadly disease, before becoming involved in an adventure that spans across a sea of stars. This HD remaster version includes the following features and boosts to enhance the experience:

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 utilised 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 is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 5th 2019.