Tri-Ace composing Resonance of Fate for PS3, 360

Sega bringing Star Ocean studio's latest role-playing game End of Eternity to North America, Europe under new name.

Last month, the latest Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 project from Japanese role-playing game developer Tri-Ace (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile) premiered in the pages of Famitsu under the name End of Eternity. North American and European fans of the studio won't have to wait quite that long to get their hands on the title, as the game's publisher, Sega, today announced that it would be bringing End of Eternity to North America and Europe.

This enemy is apparently trying to compensate for something.

However, the game will undergo a bit of a face-lift in the process, as Sega has renamed the title Resonance of Fate for international audiences. Although the title is set in a fantastic futuristic city in the sky, the publisher is placing an emphasis on "realistic gunplay" in a semi-real-time battle system.

According to Famitsu's report, End of Eternity is set in a city in the sky and is populated by a technologically advanced society. The action will follow primary protagonist Zephyr, who, along with his friend Vashyron, finds himself mired in a struggle involving a female known as Test Body No. 20. As the story goes, Test Body No. 20 learns that she is a scientific experiment and escapes from her research facility just before she is to be terminated.

Resonance of Fate is set for release in Japan this winter, with a North American launch following in the spring of 2010.

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47 comments
kissmybuns
kissmybuns

i want to know more about this game. a gun based rpg that doesn't suck like mass effect... i'll take it!

sco-fisticated
sco-fisticated

i cant wait either, really. im getting a little tired of swords. give me a Pulp Fiction rpg, ill play it. but, i am also getting tired of rpgs with women jumping off ledges/buildings/committing suicide. i hope they move away from it soon. if for a while.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

most interesting indeed. Cant wait to hear more about it.

MrFinalFantasy
MrFinalFantasy

well. Sega is doing well lately. i mean. the last RPG published by Sega is actually very good. Valkyria Chronicles. and TRI-ACE making this. well. i can keep my hopes up. for all i know. TRI-ACE rarely fails.

jamminx
jamminx

If nothing else, it looks impressive. Theatrical gunplay in a "semi-real time" RPG... Let's just hope the gameplay lives up to the hype!

drogaz
drogaz

Yay! This game looks awesome! Glad there bringing it to the US.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

painpas: What the hell are you talking about? In what way does this article lean towards Microsoft at all? Idiot...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

i wasn't impressed with Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Maybe with Sega overseeing Tri-Ace with this one instead of Square Enix, maybe this can be a quality product.

painpas
painpas

Paid by M$ again gamespot I can feel it.

ThreeVo
ThreeVo

LABoxingFighter Posted May 16, 2009 9:28 am GMT "man i hope it's not another Tri-Ace disappointment' Another? the only tri-ace disapointent of recent was infinite undiscovery... And one thing should be understood from the getgo.. tri-ace is known for there incredible gut wrenching post-game challenges and great gameplay, not so much the narratives of there rpgs.... this however looks incredibly promising as a narrative.. iof u havent watched the CG trailer yet you should. And for the indevidual who stated that its Advent Children with diff clothes clearly demonstrated his lack of knowledge on the subject in general.. This is nothing like AC, its a retro fitted steampunk gunplay setting.. not a dark industrial theme.... and nothing else is even remotley relevent other than the fact that the characters are draped in proper JRPG fashion. Gets your facts straight plz. and if anything, compare it to 7, not advent children if your going for art style comparison rather than CG graphics. Unfortunatley we have yet to see any gameplay footage,, but the setting looks very promising, with a mix of the 50s - somthing strait out of the rocketeer and steampunk futuristic jrpg getup... deffinetly original by far. my only hope is that they dont skimp on some quality voice actors for the english version assuming they wont let us select the original jap voice track.

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

Advent Children in diff clothes?

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Cool, how about a preveiw or something so we can know what the battle system will be like, i mean is it turn based old school, Real time, strategy? Hell even a Tales esque system would be cool...

soulless4now
soulless4now

Cool, I can't wait to hear more about this game.

Roman16
Roman16

Spring 2010 O.O pretty long way to go but what can we do

Nova_Luenros
Nova_Luenros

@zintarr There's been far worse names. Shoot Gunner is a boss in Metal Gear for NES I believe. Then there's Butz from Final Fantasy V. (lol) This game sounds intriguing to me. I loved Valkyrie Profile so Tri-Ace should be able to deliver.

zintarr
zintarr

Can we give the characters names that do not make you want to jump off a bridge. Then again almost anything is better than Edge Maverick.

CloudXentar
CloudXentar

Looks good, can't wait to see more info.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

this game looks promising,liking the visuals a lot. now if the gameplay and story are better than the visuals even better.

bulletsword
bulletsword

the name change is kind of unnecessary, but the game itself still looks great

finalstar2007
finalstar2007

Awesome news, i cant wait. now all i need is to see Star Ocean 4 coming to ps3

Dareitus
Dareitus

@chibi-acer "The renaming is stupid, IMO. Resonance of Fate sounds better to me. Why bother changing it?" They renamed it to Resonance of Fate... so... you should like the rename?

Zero5000X
Zero5000X

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Zero5000X
Zero5000X

hmm I had always thought Square-Enix owned Tri-Ace. Apparently they don't.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

The renaming is stupid, IMO. Resonance of Fate sounds better to me. Why bother changing it?

Ragno_Saki
Ragno_Saki

cant wait i need more RPGs for my PS3

LDunlopeth
LDunlopeth

so...this is gonna be like every other modern RPG? I wish RPG's were based along the medieval lines more often these days. Future RPG's need to stop. Also i promise it will have abysmal voice acting, true to Tri-Ace fashion.

cardinalphoenix
cardinalphoenix

Tri-Ace is known for some great RPGs...and anytime you get to add gunplay and a futuristic city to an RPG, you always have my attention, :-D

Dreski83
Dreski83

Sounds like a fun combat system, and coming from Tri-Ace, I wouldn't expect any less.

poorisaac
poorisaac

I hope this turns into a very heartfelt, emotionally binding game. The real lack of quality, story-driven RPG's is an upset for me. Lost Odyssey was the last good one for me.

Noctobum
Noctobum

I like the fact they're brining new IP. And that it's an RPG. =) Dunno if I should get it for the 360 or the PS3 though.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

I hope this turns in a beautiful game and it's good to see that are developing new games instead of making sequels over sequels and going ridiculous some time with them. I must tell that i really miss those rpg games back in a day like super nintendo rpg's games

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I agree with Sun Quan. Whats with all the thumbs down on this forum? Oh well. I guess I'll join in.

IcedEarthaholic
IcedEarthaholic

Sounds pretty darn cool :) will definitely be looking forward to this. Love Infinite Undiscovery so far (thank you Best Buy for allowing me to price match that game at 10 bucks), and loved their previous games, though I heard Star Ocean: The Last Hope was a disaster (it's a frigging prequel, what did you expet?), I still have great faith that this title is gonna rock the house.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

To all those complaining about the game, come on man give it a chance. Tri Ace has a decent track record, and just because the last couple of Star Ocean games have divided opinion doesn't mean they can't come good again. Plus, this game actually looks decent...we see emphasis on gunplay and swordplay for a change...that in it self is intriguing to say the least. Let's hold off on the negativity until we get some more info about the game, yeah?

grimm201
grimm201

...Main character's name is Zephyr? ...Probably joined by his female childhood friend Vashyron. ...Man, I remember when this studio used to make quality products. And when they could think up of some good names for their characters.

darius_danze
darius_danze

And in typical self destructive Sega fashion it will be released in three parts. Two of which will never get a US release. Then when fans get really upset they will release a brand new Sonic game featuring an innovative first for a Sonic game, Slow Motion Mode.

darius_danze
darius_danze

And in typical self destructive Sega fashion it will be released in three parts. Two of which will never get a US release. Then when fans get really upset they will release a brand new Sonic game featuring an innovative first for a Sonic game, Slow Motion Mode.

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

@CyberRuler - Actually IU was developed by Tri-Ace who are also making End of Eternity, the publisher is what has changed.

CyberRuler
CyberRuler

Wait never mind that comment... I didn't know Tri-Ace was in charge of Infinite Undiscovery.

CyberRuler
CyberRuler

@TTDog: Dude Infinite Undiscovery was by Square Enix... not Sega o_O

fearbigbusiness
fearbigbusiness

yyeeaahhhhhh more more and more rpg´s this generation is too pooor

TTDog
TTDog

Thought the screen shots looked familiar, they've just changed one stupid sounding name for another. Here's hoping its better than some of the stuff they've put out recently... Infinite Undiscovery was dire.

reaver-x
reaver-x

awesome cant wait for it