Good news for fans of Star Ocean living in Japan, a new game is coming out! Well, a game for the iOS and Android that is primarily card-based.
Kotaku reports that Square Enix is releasing Star Ocean: Material Trader for mobile devices. Not much is really known about the game other than the card-based social mechanics. Other than some promo art shown above, that’s really it outside of a Japan release of coming soon. Of course, the question to ask now is whether or not the game will be released in the U.S. The appeal the Star Ocean series has is not on the level of the Persona series or Final Fantasy, but it is high profile enough to warrant some attention outside Japan.
The last game released in the U.S, Star Ocean: Last Hope International, came out back in 2010. Hopefully Square Enix considers another RPG in the series for the future. For now though, an iOS game is good enough. Hopefully it’s a good game.