Tri-Ace and Sega team up on Resonance of Fate

Tri-Ace developer, best known for RPGs such as Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile have teamed up with Sega to produce an action packed RPG, focusing on gunplay and stylish graphics. Planned to release on the 26th March fans of RPGs have plenty to look forward to both on the Playstation 3 and XBOX360.

Civilization on earth has long been forgotten with the previously lush world now a burned out remnant of its former self. Originally built as an experimental life support system, Basel is now the only place on Earth where mankind can sustain their lives.

As part of the PMF (Private Military Firm) the group (Vasheron, Zephyr and Leanne), must seek out and complete quests for their clients, leading them on a journey that will reveal the truth of Basel.

Resonance of Fate is developed by the heralded RPG developers, tri-Ace, who have had a hand in developing some of gamings most celebrated RPG franchises from Star Ocean to Valkyrie Profile. SEGA and tri-Ace now introduce Resonance of Fate, which adds a new spin to the genre with a cinematic action gameplay system centred around gun play and a steam punk styled world.

Here’s the official press release from Sega Europe:

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (May 15th, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd and tri-Ace Inc. today announced a partnership to develop Resonance of Fate™, a brand new role-playing-game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Developed by Tokyo-based tri-Ace Inc., Resonance of Fate redefines the RPG genre with a unique storyline, highly stylised graphics, and an emphasis on realistic gunplay and engrossing action. Players will be immersed in a gritty, highly mechanised world unlike any other. With Hollywood-style action sequences, customisable weapons, and memorable characters, Resonance of Fate takes players far beyond the boundaries of the typical RPG.

“Partnering up with a respected developer like tri-Ace adds to SEGA’s already great line-up.” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “With titles like Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile, the team at tri-Ace has proven themselves as masters of real time combat and great storytelling.”