Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International for PS3 will be released simultaneously around the world in February.

Created by tri-Ace, Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International brings the prequel to the Star Ocean series to PS3 gamers for the first time, allowing players to control their own spaceship, moving from planet to planet as they explore the vastness of space.

The year is A.D. 2087. In the aftermath of World War III, Earth has been ravaged and the population decimated by a deteriorating environment. The countries that survived have joined together to form the Greater Unified Nations and turned their eyes to space.

Edge Maverick and his childhood friend Reimi Saionji are chosen as pioneer members of the Space Reconnaissance Force, which was created to seek out new worlds beyond the stars. Their ship, the Calnus, takes its place on the lunar launch pad along with four other starships of the first reconnaissance fleet. These ships - humanity's last hope - blast off one-by-one and sail into the awaiting wormhole that leads to the vast star ocean.

In addition to English and Japanese voice options, this PlayStation 3 version will include six language options in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.

The game will ship in the US on February 9, 2010, with PAL territories to follow on February 12.