Sega Counts Up To Resonance of Fate’s Release Date

By Spencer . October 16, 2009 . 7:48am

resonance Countdown clocks for video game announcements are over. Sega has a new marketing gimmick, a teaser site with a countup clock, and they’re testing it with Resonance of Fate (aka End of Eternity in Japan).

 

The clock is moving up towards Resonance of Fate’s release date. When it was announced Sega announced a vague winter 2009 window for Japan. Maybe they were just waiting for Square Enix to announce Final Fantasy XIII’s release date before they set a date for Resonance of Fate. Going up against FFXIII would put Sega in a bad position. As a pie in the sky guess I’ll put my chips on late November.

 

Sega will release Resonance of Fate is scheduled for “early 2010” in the West.


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  • cowcow

    The game looks cool and i’m really anticipating it, but if they think they can go head to head with FF XIII theyre crazy

  • chronicle_key

    Something is wrong with the site people have been saying different dates in forums……..

  • Pesmerga00

    I’m really psyched for this game! Not quite sure why either, I guess that it just oozes style, and potential.

    I just love the characters, and their mechanically stylized; yet somehow alive world. Even though there seems to be just three party members, the rich customization system (individual gun parts, shirt , pants, shoes, hair, jewelery, etc) adds a lot to them. At least on the surface. Though with such a small group it really opens the doors to focus on some deep characterization (please Tri-ace don’t let me down again).

    I see some people being put off by the overuse of acrobatics. I think it was just that one trailer, where the developer wanted to showcase that particular aspect. From what I can piece together it’s not like it happens every attack, it’s more of a special/limitbreak triggering upon meeting conditions.

    I’m with you Spencer, on the probability of Sega simply wanting to avoid the juggernaut that is Final Fantasy. The date will likely hover until Sega can find a nice place to land in between the releases of major titles. That is, if they wish to prevent a slow death under the shadow of FF.

    Whew. Longer post than I expected, and some of it reads like fan-boy ravings. Though in all honestly, I’m just an overexcited fan. I just don’t get to experience this often.

    Also the Resonance of Fate twitter feed is a nice touch.

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, I thought the twitter feed from the characters on the HP was funny too. I too am excited about the game, but FFXIII definitely puts a dent in my anticipation of this since I can only play so many RPGs between now and FFXIII comes out. Also if the news about the dual tracks in the US ver. is true, I’m willing to wait for several months instead of double dipping.

      Just want to make a slight announcement, been worried for a whole week whether I would get back a Jpn console after sending to MS, I DID! After I opened the package and plugged in the cables, I didn’t even want to put in a Jpn game for the moment of truth, and then F’ing A! Man am I a lucky bastard or what. Shikigami no Shiro 3 plays, Magna Carta 2 plays, thank the lord. I must say MS’s service is first rate from beginning to end, the turnaround time is what, 2-3 weeks? The system is still the old core model, but in excellent like-new cosmetic shape. They throw in a 1-month live subscription too. I even got a automated message on the phone on my way to work this morning saying the package would be delivered today. Simply coolness, no fuss no muss.

      Oh yeah, the count up clock is fun :) Let’s see if I could resist the temptation of importing this baby.

      • Pesmerga00

        Congrats on getting a Jpn Xbox back. I’m actually surprised it ended like it did with your case. Plenty repair send-ins are culminated with tears and rage(remember the autograph “cleaning”).I’ve heard all kinds of crazy stories involving Microsoft and their repair program. However this is the Internet, so I consider all anonymous sources to be at least partially false.

        From what I recall of your other posts, Microsoft was pretty noncommittal about you getting a Jpn back. I’m curious, could you tell if it was your own old one cleaned up, or a different one? I can’t imagine that there are many Jpn systems being sent in for repairs in the US. I keep mine in pristine condition, just like any of my other consoles. I’ve never had to send any console in for repairs(crosses fingers), but if I did I would be pretty ticked if the returned console was not of similar condition.(I’m OCD so these things get to me).

        Now this may be pretty far-fetched but have you tried any US games on it? On the very remote chance of getting back a region free box; due to your requests, and enthusiasm.The answer is all but certain but hey you never know.

        Back on topic: I really like how in depth the clothing system is. You can pick shirt, shoes, pants, jacket, jewelry, backpacks, glasses, and even hair color, all of which are reflected in the cut-scenes. Am I the only one who likes this stuff?

        Pics in this thread showing the clothing options.
        http://neogaf.net/forum/showthread.php?t=357836&page=19

      • Aoshi00

        Hey man, I think your post isn’t showing up becuse you put a full link, you got to take out the h as Qbasic handily suggested, hope you don’t mind I re-post your reply here.

        Thing is this is totally new to me, both of my 360s were fine up to now (knock on wood again). I just digged up that “Master Chief autograph cleaning” repair story, that’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard.

        Here goes, bear w/ me, the MS rep I spoke to was not reluctant in giving me back a Jpn system, he just said if the repair center doesn’t have an extra one lying around (which I assume they don’t), they would replace w/ a US one if they can’t fix mine. When I sent it in, I included a note requesting “pls kindly fix my console as it is a unique Jpn one or replace w/ another one from the same region”. (as if a busy tech would take me seriously)

        Last Monday I got an email notifying me the repair is done w/ the UPS tracking number, but the serial number is different (but started w/ similar numbers). So I’ve been crossing my fingers for the whole week, is it a US or Jpn system. I also have OCD I suppose since my system was pristine also, so I kind of expected the worst in order to brace for dissappointment, thinking this would be a beat up refurbished US albeit working system, and I would sell it to Gamestop for $70 store credit. I’ve heard some here saying they don’t have such luck and MS just flat out deny their return of a Jpn console in the US, so I didn’t expect I would be lucky to get a Jpn console in such good shape (probably even better than my original).

        I just tested it by popping in Infinite Undiscovery since it’s one of the few US region locked games, doesn’t work, so I guess this is really a Jpn console that plays Jpn games only.

        Finally back on topic, you’re not the only one, I love all those makeovers for the protagonists too, and they’re not DLC bought w/ money! (they’re not right?). It’s nice clothes too, instead of the stupid glasses or hairpin in Lost Odyssey, lol..

        No, I don’t work for MS or Bamco, lol… (I just had an hour of Deathsmiles now that the system is back in action :)

        ————————————————————————————————————–

        Pesmerga00 wrote, in response to Aoshi00:

        Congrats on getting a Jpn Xbox back. I’m actually surprised it ended like it did with your case. Plenty repair send-ins are culminated with tears and rage(remember the autograph “cleaning”).I’ve heard all kinds of crazy stories involving Microsoft and their repair program. However this is the Internet, so I consider all anonymous sources to be at least partially false.

        >From what I recall of your other posts, Microsoft was pretty noncommittal about you getting a Jpn back. I’m curious, could you tell if it was your own old one cleaned up, or a different one? I can’t imagine that there are many Jpn systems being sent in for repairs in the US. I keep mine in pristine condition, just like any of my other consoles. I’ve never had to send any console in for repairs(crosses fingers), but if I did I would be pretty ticked if the returned console was not of similar condition.(I’m OCD so these things get to me).

        Now this may be pretty far-fetched but have you tried any US games on it? On the very remote chance of getting back a region free box; due to your requests, and enthusiasm.The answer is all but certain but hey you never know.

        Back on topic: I really like how in depth the clothing system is. You can pick shirt, shoes, pants, jacket, jewelry, backpacks, glasses, and even hair color, all of which are reflected in the cut-scenes. Am I the only one who likes this stuff?

        Pics in this thread showing the clothing options.

        ttp://neogaf.net/forum/showthread.php?t=357836&page=19

        • Pesmerga00

          Oh boy, beat me to it! Thanks for the tip about web addresses.

      • Pesmerga00

        AAAAHHHH! I had a lengthy post all written out and now it gone. This is like the fifth time it’s happened this week! Sometimes it says “waiting for moderator approval” other times nothing. The weird thing is that the post still displays in my DISQUS profile. Any ideas?

        Aoshi00, could you please look at my profile comment page, it’s the second comment down( It will be obvious it’s directed towards you). I would like to know if these posts are visible to everyone, or just me. Thank for your help!

        • Aoshi00

          It’s the link, Spence addressed this in another thread before, it happened to me three times and it didn’t dawn on me it’s due to the website addy. Those posts that say “got moderated” went to garbage bin and won’t go public, but you can still see it in your own disqus profile. Hm.. 3 of your replies came to my mailbox just not the long post since you posted the link for the costumes.

          So yeah, just take out the h from http for now I suppose if we want to share links here.

          I hope Tri Ace doesn’t disappoint here too, this game looks too interesting and promising.

          • Pesmerga00

            Yeah, thanks for the help. It didn’t dawn on me that the links were the problem either. Anyway.

            Maybe you really did just happen to get lucky. Sometimes though, the small steps you take (having a calm rational note inside explaining your situation) can go a long way.

            [ In my version:

            After the umpteenth console, rife with curses to his employer strewn across its surface. The following letters of death and rage inside the coffin of a postmortem red-ringed soldier; the tech comes across a pure letter that portrayed a man who enjoyed the hobby for what it was and simply wanted to return to his virtual paradise. A beacon of hope in his desolate world. Perhaps seeing that shimmer of light, he embarked on a journey to recover the consoles eastern twin, to which he then whisked off to you, hoping his deeds might bring some joy to the world. Maybe it was on a whim, out of respect?, or just to spite the demonic, fanboy trolls. Who knows? None; but the master who slaves over the boxes of X.

            :Okay I'm done]

            Seriously though, the simple letter may have been enough for the tech to put in a little more effort to satisfy the customer.

            “No, I don’t work for MS or Bamco, lol… (I just had an hour of Deathsmiles now that the system is back in action :)” Oh the LULZ!

      • thebanditking

        You sir got lucky, MS’s service can be summed up in one word, crap. I sent my Xbox in to them a number of time before just giving up and rebuying the console. They sent me ones with dorito cheese all over them (and chip crumbs in side the console to boot!), ones that the case was warped, and others where the backing was broken so badly I could see inside. The service for the original Xbox was top notch but for the 360, I can safely say that MS has the worst customer service I have ever delt with.

        • Aoshi00

          wow, guess I must’ve been lucky. All I know is I tried my best and did everything I could by following instruction. I mentioned my request of “fixing or replacing w/ a Jpn console” not once but twice, on both the website and a note when I sent back the system, so it must seem I was desperate/dedicated? I packed it extremely well too, w/ 4 layers of bubble wrappers and poured in ample peanuts. Maybe they see “wow this dude likes his 360″, I dunno :)..

          The return process seemed like smooth enough sailng, rep was polite, understanding, and helpful (before they even shipped me a HDD transfer cable for free), which surprised me because I thought customer service knows jack and I would need to wrestle w/ long holds on the phone (not the case). The MS site took my system fine despite recognizing it’s a Jpn console, free shipping label, UPS back and forth, can’t believe I even got an automated message about delivery.

          However, when I saw the different serial number in the e-mail, I had pretty much given up all hope. I was like crap, they didn’t fix mine and sent me a system previously owned by a 12 yr-old, and you know how much abuse they can dish out (I just switched faceplate, looks clean there too). Then I saw the brand new like replacement, I thought OK it’s in great shape, but is it a Jpn one (the back says made in USA which wasn’t very encouraging). I tell you I did not breathe a sigh of relief until the game boots up after I popped in a Jpn disc, I thought I would see “wrong region code” or something.

          Sry for the long posts, just thought I would like to give an update and share my experience w/ those who faced a similar situation. That damned RROD really gave me a scare though, I thought it was $300 down the drain, but 3 yrs was a good run, partner… now I even got an extra month of Live free, not much but a nice gesture.

          This whole thing didn’t cost me a penny. To think that I actually contemplated getting a “fix the 3 rings yourself kit” risking destroying my system, but I rejected the idea since it’s still under warranty which I didn’t want to void. Plus I’m not handy at all, so soldering was out of the question.

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