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Thereā€™s a Star Ocean 5? Yes. Yes, there is. The newly announced game is headed for the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4.

Titled Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the game is the fifth instalment in the main series and is being developed by Tri-Ace, the studio that originally launched Star Ocean in 1996 on the Super Nintendo. The artist known as Akiman is the gameā€™s main character designer, and this latest title takes place between Star Ocean 2 and Star Ocean 3. Here is the prologue translated into English:

Do the depths of space forbid peace for mankindā€”

Centuries after leaving Earth, after a multitude of trials, with the creation and spread of the ā€˜Galactic Federationā€™, humanity was on the verge of unified order and peace.

But the embers of conflict have begun to burn again.

Over 6,000 light years from Earth, on the unsettled planet, ā€˜Faicreed.ā€™

Just as so many times before, the waves of history begin from a remote planet.

The game features ā€œseamless realtime battlesā€ with the attack depending on the distance to the target. Thus, there are also different attacks and skills for both close distances and far ones.

[Photo: Famitsu]

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[Photo: Famitsu]

[Photo: Famitsu]

Here, you can see the gameā€™s protagonist, Fidel Camus.

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[Photo: Famitsu]

And his childhood friend, Miki.

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[Photo: Famitsu]

And this is Lilia, a girl they meet during their adventure:

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[Photo: Famitsu]

According to Weekly Famitsu, where these scans appeared, Star Ocean 5 seems to be 30 percent developed.

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[Photo: Famitsu]

[Photo: Famitsu]

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[Photo: Famitsu]

Currently, the release date for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is TBA. Previously, the fourth entry in the series, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, was released in 2009.

Here are two more screenshots that Famitsu.com posted:

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[Photo: Famitsu.com]

[Photo: Famitsu.com]

You can also watch the gameā€™s new teaser trailer below.

Toshi Nakamura contributed to this report.

Top photo: Famitsu.com

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