Square Enix have launched the official North American website for Star Ocean: The Last Hope tonight. The website currently features character descriptions for Edge, Reimi, Faize, and Lymle as well as the story of the game. Other sections such as Gameplay, Videos, and Multimedia are all marked with a coming soon. We’ve got the story from the site for you to view at the jump.
A.D. 2064… Planet Earth was on the brink of destruction.
Clashes between the WOrld Republic Federation and the various nations that opposed it sparked the outbreak of World War III. Weapons of mass destruction, deployed with complete impunity, razed the land in the blink of an eye.
People believed it was the end of the world.
The dire situation forced the two opposing factions to negotiate a cease-fire, reaching an agreement in only two weeks. However..
The war may have ended, but its effects remained. With the deteriorating environment, Earth’s population was drastically reduced. Those who survived the conflict lived a confined existence, trapped in underground cities.
Countries joined together to form the Greated United Nations, and turned their eyes skyward… to space. With the establishment of the USTA, or Universal Science and Techniology Administration, man began to seek new worlds beyond the stars.
A.D. 2087… The first year of the new Spacedate calendar.
Thanks to the success of Professor Trillas Bachtein’s warp drive experiments, mankind’s dream inched ever closer to reality. The USTA secretly began to impliment its SRF Project… the Space Reconnaissance Force.
STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE [Square Enix]