Square Enix Countdown Teases Star Ocean or New IP

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

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Star Ocean

EDIT 12/11/12: Secret title revealed is Star Galaxy.

A few days ago, it was made known that Square Enix opened a countdown teaser website for some type of game.  The background is that of outer space and planets, which brings Star Ocean to mind.
It was found recently, however, that Square Enix recently registered the trademark for ‘Star Galaxy’ in Japan.

As of now, with only two days left until the countdown ends, several other words have been added to the page.  It currently lists the words ‘Star,’ ‘Border,’ ‘War,’ ‘Galaxy,’ ‘Divide,’ and ‘Ambition.’  There are some empty spaces, so I assume in the next two days, a few more words will pop up.

Personally, I’m hoping for either a new Star Ocean game, or a new IP with a similar ‘Space Odyssey’ type of theme.  It’s probably safe to say that Square Enix could use some new IPs, what with the troubling situation that Final Fantasy is in right now with series fans.  As for Star Ocean, I’m eager for a new installment to help make up for the disappointment that Star Ocean: The Last Hope was.

Oh yeah, one more thing.  The last time Square Enix made a countdown website for an announcement, it was for a mobile version of The World Ends With You. Take of that what you will.

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  • Mr. Ives

    honestly i enjoyed last hope, sure it wasnt near as great as star ocean 3, but at least it wasnt as much of a failure as shadow hearts: from the new world was(despite having 1 or 2 likable characters)

    • To be fair, The Last Hope is still a good game, but had a lot of unfortunate flaws and didn’t really have the charm of previous games until the second half of the game, IMO.  There were still some redeeming qualities, like the battle system and pretty much everything on Planet Roak.

  • Hated the last hope, but I we need another good space odyssey RPG. 

    A more open world sort of alien-sci-fi RPG like fallout or TES might be kinda neat, but I doubt it will happen, at least not from square enix

  • Super Mario Galaxy.  Yeah, I just had to throw that out there.

  • Probably FFXIII: In Space

  • lord

    i thought square enix said star ocean last hope was going to be the last star ocean game. so this would have to be a new game

  • Jeff Neuenschwander

    New word revealed: Bandiera

  • Please let it be more Star Ocean, I love Till The End of Time…

  • BROWSER GAME LOLO TROLOLOLO BY SE.

  • Protos Omega

    It has been long enough between Star Oceans. But I can’t see Tri Ace written anywhere