Today, Square Enix has announced additions to their Star Ocean-filled North American Q1 2009 lineup. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Valkryie Profile: Covenant of the Plume are coming as well.
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride has never before been released in North America. This Dragon Quest entry follows a journey across three generations as players explore alongside their father before creating their own legacy. This title will reach our shores on February 17, 2009, but until then gamers can find out more at http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia.
Rounding out the lineup is tri-Ace's tactical RPG, Valkryie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. This is the third original game in the series and the first to become a tactical RPG. It will be available for the Nintendo DS on March 17, 2009 with more details becoming available at http://na.square-enix.com/vpcp. RPGamer was able to get a hands-on with Valkryie Profile: Covenant of the Plume at TGS 2008.
Still on schedule for North America are Star Ocean: Second Evolution on January 6, 2009 and Star Ocean: The Last Hope on March 3, 2009. Square Enix has made a website available for the Star Ocean series at http://na.square-enix.com/starocean.