Resonance of Fate to release simultaneously in U.S. and Europe
- Posted July 31st, 2009 at 16:28 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 26 Comments
SEGA has announced that tri-ace developed RPG Resonance of Fate will receive a simultaneous release in North America and Europe in early 2010.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com, Jun Yoshino, localisation producer for SEGA Europe, commented: “America and Europe is the same release. Usually the European version comes a year after, let’s say the Japanese release. During the year, a lot of people are going to like, well this is old news now. We’re going to be losing a lot of interest if there is such a long time as a year. We’ve scheduled it in so we can get it out as quick as possible.”
Yoshino went on to reveal that the development team has been “working really hard” to ensure the game will hit western territories as soon as humanly possible following its launch in Japan later this year.
“Obviously with a huge game play length, as a role-playing game, it’s very hard to do all the localisation and languages at the same time,” he said.
“But we’ve been working really hard, putting in long hours, so the release difference, the time gap, will be as small as possible. I can’t really think of another JRPG with as small a time gap as what we’re doing.”
Known as End of Entity in Japan, this sci-fi RPG casts players in the shoes of a 17 year old mercenary named Zephyr, with the action taking place inside a sprawling megapolis named Bazel. Set in the distant future where earth has been ravaged by poisonous gas, gamers will also bump in to a host of supporting characters, including pistol-wielding military man Vashyron and the mysterious 'Subject #20.'
Resonance of Fate will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
- 11:35am EDT - July 31st, 2009
- 11:54am EDT - July 31st, 2009
second here. which i don't see the point.
- 11:55am EDT - July 31st, 2009
"Known as End of Entity in Japan"
End of ETERNITY... :p
- 12:46pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
How about releasing Yakuza 3, which looks much better than this, simultaneously in the US and Europe?
- 12:55pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
I didn't think release for this was set till Fall 2010 for EU/US... this is a surprise for me
- 1:28pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@4- They won't release it here because nobody bought Yakuza 2. Why waste money on a localization that nobody will purchase?
- 1:36pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
2010, the year of rpg's.
- 1:37pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@ #4 - Oranges and Apples my friend, you shouldn't be commenting if you are not a fan of JRPGs....as good as Yakuza 3 may be, ROF/EOE is a treat for the RPG fans. Don't be a sock-cooker.
- 1:47pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
Mehhh, its just another one of this gens relatively lackluster RPGs, hope a decent one comes along soon
- 2:02pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@6 why waste money localizing this, which nobody will purchase?
- 3:35pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
I'll buy this and WKC over FFXIII any day.
- 4:13pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
A game from the people who made SO4? Yeh FFXIII and WKC over that anyday.....
- 4:29pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@10- I bet you $5 with 5:1 odds that this outsells Yakuza 2 easily.
Yakuza 2 only sold 40,000 copies in the US and Europe combined if I'm not mistaken.
- 4:57pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
Seriously "End of Entity" doesn't actually mean anything as a title.
- 6:36pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@13 Yakuza 2, you mean that game Sega made mininal effort to sell after their half-attempt with the first game?
If both games got a proper advertising push, the Yakuza-smashing game would outsell the fairy-cake generic JRPG every time.
- 7:23pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
Loving the visual style.
- 8:47pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
TriAce may be developing it but Sega's funding it. That means Sega's not going to let them rush out a botched up attempt at an rpg like SE does.
- 8:49pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
u want Yakuza 3 so bad import it. why wait for the US release theres enough sites to help translate the game. This game is going to be great as long they don't use the same voices that were in enchanted arms
- 9:09pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@17- Nope, judging from the latest trailer the game looks pretty bad technically and the story and dialogue writers at Tri-Ace suck judging from some of there previous games.
FFXIII has had 5-6 years of development time and all the games media looks amazing. Same with WKC, just a shame the story fell short with that. :(
Anyway I hope this game turns out well but I really dislike the overuse of guns in the battle system, seems like the only method of attack in the game :/
- 10:02pm EDT - July 31st, 2009
@12 i get you
i would pick any rpg over square enix any day.. i'm sick of them screwing me over.. remember when they were squaresoft and they were trustworthy? those were the days
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