Star Ocean 4 PS3 Confirmed: Xbox Betrayed, Sold, Lost!


The pool of Japanese Xbox 360 “exclusives” appears to be shrinking fast with the news that ero-RPG Star Ocean 4 is to come to the PS3, its exclusive status having apparently worn off in much the same way as with the imminent Tales of Vesperia.

The news comes by way of a leaked release schedule indicating that “Star Ocean 4 The Last Hope International” will be due in Japan on February 2010.


Confirmed features so far are voices switchable between English and Japanese, and what look to be minor cosmetic changes and gameplay tweaks.

The language options presumably mean a dual language English version will also be released, and the game has indeed appeared briefly in the release schedules of some US retailers.

With Square Enix having betrayed the Xbox 360 so flagrantly, we can but wonder what awaits in a PS3 version, and whether the Xbox 360 release will turn out to be but a beta version as in the now notorious Tales of Vesperia fiasco.

Assuming of course that it escapes the wrath of a Sony check...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup . They're bitching when some title is exlusive for 360 . But after ps3 relaese all of them love it .

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nuff said u fags!!
    XBOX 360 or PS3, they're both great consoles whit different concepts, u just annoy me whit your stupid little comments, buy them both u broke mofo's, or don't play them at all!!

    Freakin cheerleaders!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Played SO4 on the 360 and I have to say it was just an okay jrpg. The battle system is the only thing that shined with the storyline being its weakness and of course the English dub just killed the characters. Though it is great news the PS3 version plans to add dual audio.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 owners that never played SO4 because they were too cheap/poor to also get a 360:

    "Durr, Xbawks sux RRoD! Shitty JRPG nobody wants!"

    Those same PS3 owners today knowing SO4 will be coming to PS3:

    "WOOT! In your face suXbox Fanboys! LAWL 360 is the beta version!"

    Xbox360 owners that played SO4 thinking it'd stay a 360 exclusive:

    YEAH! It's exclusive to this system! Suck it PS3 owners!

    Those same 360 owners today knowing SO4 will be coming to the PS3:

    "HuurDuur! The game was crap anyway!"

    Really? How much does Sony/Microsoft pay you little whores to be their cheerleaders?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This comment is particularly enlightening. I will probably copy it, touch it up according to each occasion, and reuse it. Thanks, Anon!

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    Comment by yggr
    04:34 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Between this and Vesperia, Xboxfags sure got told.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Old game is reeeeaaaally old...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand where people are getting the word "beta" from.The ps3 port's are exsacty the same game with added stuff.

    Games like eternal sonata and ToV were great on both consels

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no such thing as an exclusive unless first party developed. Get used to seeing this. Only benefit is that 360 owners get the games first and the PS3 owners get them with additions a year later. Sounds fair to me.
    Only problem is this game is wank. Get Vesperia instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    06:25 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And people didn't saw this coming, really? :P

    Anyway i am sure there's new chars and new maps like the ToV version. Looks like 360 owners are really feeling the pinch now. Smart move by Sony and S-E there.

    And god...the amount of PS and Xbot fanboys here....gosh >_>

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're not getting any complaints about this one from me because they're allowing you to switch the voice track. SOLD!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 is a better console because their are currently more eroge games on it than the PS3.

    With this logic, PC is the best for gaming.

    Nuff said.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I played this on the 360 and it wasn't all that great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL even if you get the privilege to be able to play it faster on Xbox if it weren't the finished product there are no full satisfaction for it.

    Never play the xbox version --> play the PS3--> nothing to lose

    play the xbox version only --> remember tov?

    thanx pointed all the negative part of the game. They'll make sure to give it the best for PS3 version

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No satisfaction in playing a good game? Clearly your more of a sony ball licker than a gamer but do what you do if it's what makes you happy.

    Always play Xbox version if you want it early (or plan to get both) >>>> Play PS3 if you want to wait for more content >>> nothing to lose either way (as you either get it on 360 cheaper if and earlier if you wait for it to go down in price or you wait and get more content).

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's it, I'll buy a PS3 for christmas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    new myuria sex scene for ps3 plz

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol thats another RPG beta tested!!!! XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know sankaku is full of man children who are crying that they want the 360 games on there PS3 but refuse to just get a 360 to play them anyway but you could atleast respect that the 360 can't be that bad if your wanting all it's fucking games dipshit

    1 exclusive down > Over 9000 to go

    Fuck yeah 3sexxy!
    Sony, you know you are retarded when you current-gen console is worse than your last gen console in terms of gaming.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony's check is one of the main things I hate about the PS3 despite it being the better system. If they do to this game like they did to numerous others (X-blade) then we will have problems. It's thanks to sony's check that an English version of the Ikkitousen game was never released. The bureau who rates games gave it an M rating and because of that Sony and the company with the rights to the game decided to not do it. The game ratings and the MPAA are two of the most annoying factions in the united states and huge proponents against freedom of expression and speech.

    The fact that thr Xbox has been constantly "betrayed" is no surprise. Considering both tales and star ocean were explicitly sony for quite a while it is no surprise that they would be released for the ps3. PS3 owners must wait longer but usually (exception of x-blade) get better quality. The PS3 is the better hardware. The games on it are lacking yes but it is slowly rising. The 360 is for quantity gaming where as the PS3 is for quality gaming. The 360 is a multiplayer platform where as the PS3 is single player. In the end trying to compare these two systems is like trying to compare the Wii to the PC they are two completely different systems. Each system caters a particular group of people. End the damn feud already.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There goes the prospect of purchasing a second console.

    Now to import! ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with the "Square Enix having betrayed the Xbox 360 so flagrantly" part? I think I missed something somewhere. Also my $400 dvd player at least has a nice interface when it loads.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    03:32 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is great, much like what happened to MGS2 being ported over to the xbox with all those nice bonuses. It's now going in reverse!

    With TWENTY-FIVE GIGS of space, I'd buy this if it has the options for Japanese and those characters back to the ORIGINAL pictures! Plus with that, the addition of having EVERY FUCKING "spoken" sequences fully SPOKEN.

    But I'd also like the "skip" button if it gets too redundant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 owned again! PS3>lol360

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    SWEET that was one of the only things keeping me hesitant about getting a PS3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0) was never said that SO4 would be a 360 exclusive.

    I guess sonyfags will now say SO4 is the best RPG ever alongside Vesperia when both were mediocre at best.

    I own a PS3, and I'd rather those fuckers make some more RPGs like Valkyria.

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    Comment by Ero-Kurage
    00:20 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is going to be interesting. For those Japanese gamers who bought 360 for their exclusive RPGs, now they got burnt, most likely they are not going to buy MS's next console.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact you are psfanboy to the core, with this kind of articles hahaha, well all the fanboys here are discussing about treason but the first treason was of SE to sony because final fantasy and star ocean were sony exclusive games, so what is the big deal that the game comes to ps3???

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact sure knows how to stir stupid console fanboy's raaaaaaaaage...*eats popcorn*

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    thanks for porting this.
    all jrpg that exist in x360 should also porting them to ps3 since i love jrpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will this version have the same shit CG art that affected the US release of the 360 version?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope with the "minor cosmetics changes"
    they mean
    You can switch between fugly and moe 2d portraits

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    Comment by Black_Troll
    00:15 10/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft needs to pull out of Japan, seriously, its costing them more money trying to sell games in Otaku country than they make there. Everything it has to offer just doesn't appeal to the Japanese (its foreign and revolves around playing together for example).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 11/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is good news, I thought Star ocean 3 was great, one of the best RPGs on the ps2, I will be getting this as soon as it comes on sale in the UK

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im sooo glad I didnt buy this game! I knew they would probably release a superior version on the ps3 so Im glad I didnt waste my money on a lower quality version and I certainly dont intend to get a ps3 just to play it. Im more than happy to pass bcoz all Square Enix games tend to be terrible and this does not look like an exception.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL When was this ever a 360 exclusive? It was never such. It was only said to have been developed for 360 but was never stamped with the Only On Xbox logo. So I really don't get where the 360 has been 'betrayed' here. I think we all knew it would eventually go to PS3. The game itself is mediocre at best. Xbox owners have the fantastic MagnaCarta 2 anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this was never stated as a xbox 360 exclusive only a timed exclusive. keep with the program... duurrrrr

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 12/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Video game industry has been going for quite a long time, as well as the practice of porting games to multiple consoles.

    And even now I still see people who consider porting games is blasphemy and go mad over it. Things like this is why Artefact enjoys posting such news.

    There is no real 'exclusive' game nowadays. Period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is why most ppl dont buy games on xbox360

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Most people don't buy games on xbox" eh?
    Last time I checked, Halo alone sold way more than any PS3 game to date. PS3's best selling game is GTA, which also sold like hotcakes on the 360, so I have no idea where the fuck you're pulling this from, but if it isn't your ass, it's Artefact's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only will buy if there is extra content added. ( ie, costumes, new areas, etc) Can't expect most fans to buy the game again, just for a voice track...

    Most either said fuck it, or have the Japanese version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT: Poor weeaboos that can't afford more than a PS3 and are butthurt about it.

    What's that? Oh yeah, that's me playing every game out because I have a good PC, a 360, a PS3 and a Wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    are you 12 years old or something?
    duurhuur i haz moar toys dem u!1!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its too bad Star Ocean 4 is a crap game.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is Artifact trolling? You idiots troll yourselves. This is simply news. You should get over the fact that the PS3 is better than the Xbox360 (as a console). When it comes to games they both have their ups and downs.

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    Comment by MechaTama31
    11:38 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both of the consoles have their ups and downs, too. Not that a blind fanboy like you would notice.

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