Star Ocean: First Departure R from Square Enix was just dated for Japan a few hours ago today and as expected, the Western release date has been confirmed to be the same. Star Ocean: First Departure R is a remake of the PSP original for modern systems. This remake includes full voice acting in English or Japanese and more. It even includes the option to use new or older character portraits and has various tweaks like speed mode and new game balance. Watch the English trailer for Star Ocean: First Departure R below:

Star Ocean: First Departure R physical release

As of now, Star Ocean: First Departure R is sadly a digital only release on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Star Ocean: First Departure R pre-order bonuses

If you pre-order Star Ocean: First Departure R on PS4, you get a PS4 theme with new illustrations and a digital mini-soundtrack featuring tracks from the Star Ocean Live 2019 concert.

Star Ocean: First Departure R releases on December 5 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.