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Get ready for your adventure on Roak, the planet where skilled hero (and protagonist of the game) Roddick lives, in the peaceful village of Kratus. As the player, you’ll soon learn of a mysterious disease that’s begun to slowly take over a neighboring town, infecting residents by turning them into stone, causing them to live in a horrific petrified state. It’s your duty to venture out with two of Roddick’s friends to find the cure for the new sickness.

The role-playing journey in Star Ocean: First Departure R is chock-full of beautiful pixel gameplay and animated cutscenes that will quickly transport you into Roddick’s world. Get an even closer look at what you can expect from the game by checking out the launch trailer:


Star Ocean: First Departure R is now available to download for $20.99 in the Nintendo Switch eShop.


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.