Star Ocean 2 might be the next classic JRPG to get a remake

Star Ocean 2: The Second Evolution R
(Image credit: Square Enix)

A Star Ocean 2 remake could well have just been leaked by Square Enix.

As RPG Site first reported earlier today on June 15, a logo for something called 'Star Ocean: The Second Story R' was found on a Square Enix support website. Star Ocean: The Second Story is the name of the second Star Ocean game, if you're unfamiliar with Square Enix's long-running RPG series.

The second game in the Star Ocean series was originally released all the way back in 1998 for the PlayStation 1. Square Enix already remade the original Star Ocean, and that remake was a PSP-exclusive for a few years back in 2007, but there's never been a remake of Star Ocean: The Second Story.

Considering this, it'd be a huge win for game preservation and Star Ocean fans at large to get a remake of the second game in the series. Bringing forward a game from back in 1998 for a potential brand new audience and die-hard fans alike is always a great thing, and the thought of an old game becoming unplayable is what spurred on Square Enix to re-release Chrono Cross

As RPG Site notes though, 'The Second Story' subtitle was actually attached to the original 1998 game, whereas the 2008 PSP remake had the subtitle of 'The Second Evolution R.' It's perhaps a little premature to say this unannounced project could be a remake of the original game rather than the PSP version, but it's certainly a decent indicator.

Head over to our new games 2023 guide for a look at some other RPGs you can get your hands on before Star Ocean 2 is possibly remade.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.