Square Enix has today announced that Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be released across all PAL territories in spring 2009 on the Xbox 360.

The highly anticipated prequel marks the first appearance of the Star Ocean series on the Xbox 360 and promises refined gameplay featuring four party members, team-oriented combat and a real-time battle system.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix commented: "Star Ocean has already proved to be a popular series in Japan, we now hope that players around the world can discover why. Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a stunning new adventure in the series that is sure to delight both fans and newcomers alike."

The PAL release has been fully localised with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles and menu screens.