tri-Ace Ditching Square Enix for “More Open” Publisher


Famed Japanese developer tri-Ace has teamed with Square Enix for as long as anyone can remember, pumping out popular RPG titles such as Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean with the help of the RPG powerhouse publisher. And that makes tri-Ace’s recent decision to start publishing through SEGA all the more shocking.

Resonance of Fate, or End of Eternity as it’s known in Japan, is the first title to jump over to SEGA’s court. Director Takayuki Suguro explained his company’s decision for the move by stating:

“Because SEGA has a more open attitude towards accepting new RPG ideas than Square Enix, we’d decided to have SEGA release End of Eternity.”

The multiplatform RPG is slated for a 2009 release.