Months ago, on SEGA Japan’s website, there was a mysterious new page that gave a countdown time to the announcement of a new game. And that turned out to be, Resonance of Fate (Known as End of Eternity in Japan). This title is being developed by tri-Ace (the same folks who created Star Ocean) and will be released for the PS3 and XBOX 360.
Now, with the Japanese release of the game coming at the end of this year… when do we get it? SEGA Europe localization producer Jun Yoshino said:
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.”
In my opinion, this was a smart move. Just look at the release dates for games such Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and Phantasy Star Portable. The were nearly released a Year apart, and it did effect how many copies sold.
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This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.