Square Enix Unveils Star Galaxy

Prepare to be disappointed. The countdown clock teaser site Square Enix put up earlier this week has finished and it is not a new console game, nor is it even likely to come outside Japan. The Countdown clock revealed an new IP Star Galaxy is a browser based science-fiction strategy game. The game seems to revolve enhancing your military and developing the planetary defenses all of which represented by virtual cards. The game has 4 factions (pictured below) and will allow cooperation with either friendlies or other players (not immediately clear).

Square is currently recruitment for a closed β test of Star Galaxy, and will be accepting applications between between 13:00 Dec. 12 to Dec. 18. Those who get into the closed β test can expect participate in the β test carried out from 15:00 to December 20 until 15:00 December 27. β participation is free. But, and this is a huge but, you need to register with Yahoo! JAPAN ID and SQEX BRIDGE to apply.

If you do happen to have a Yahoo! JAPAN ID the system requirements are listed below and you can register here.

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Browser: Firefox 15, Internet Explorer 8, or Chrome