An embargo just lifted for a bunch of Star Ocean: The Last Hope media. I gave it glance and didnít notice anything special. Pesmerga00 who has been following the game very closely did (thanks for the tip!!). Itís subtle, but it appears Square Enix is erasing anything anime in the English release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope.

Look at these battle screenshots and focus on the character portraits. The Japanese version (top) has anime faces while the English version (bottom) has CG models.

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