Star Ocean Universe

News Archive - 2010: 1st Qtr

Announcement (27/3/10)

Resonance of Fate should now be available everywhere worldwide, with the European & Australian release on the 26th of March 2010.

Featured above is the European launch trailer, which briefly narrates the story, shows off it's incredible detail and battle system in action.

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Announcement (22/3/10)

Sega Europe has released some new Resonance of Fate screenshots showcasing some of the costumes that will be available in the game. You can see the rest of them at Sega Europe's Flickr account.

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Announcement (16/3/10)

Resonance of Fate is now available in North America.

Also today Sega has released the full cast of English Voice actor's, they are as follows:

  • Vashyron Nolan North
  • Zephyr Scott Menville
  • Leanne - Jessica DiCicco
  • Gelsey Dwight Schultz
  • Rowen - Jim Ward
  • Sullivan Chris Edgerly
  • Antourion Tom Kane
  • Garigliano David Mitchell
  • Theresa Barbara Goodson
  • Jean Paulet Sam Riegel
  • Lagerfeld Charles Martinet (The voice of Mario)
  • Pater Jason Marsden
  • Juris Kirk Thornton
  • Barbarella April Stewart
  • Frieda Julie Nathanson
  • Rebecca - Cat Taber
  • Veronique April Stewart
  • Cochet Kari Wahlgren
  • Victor James Arnold Taylor
  • Bartender Roger Craig Smith
  • Additional Voices:
  • Robin Atkin Downes
  • Kate Higgins
  • Nick Jameson
  • Candi Milo
  • Fred Tatasciore
  • Finally you can view the full set of fanbars (3 previewed above) by clicking here, we have also added 5 new ones to the set just today. Antourion, Barbarella, Garigliano, Lagerfeld & Veronique.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (27/2/10)

    The English Resonance of Fate official site is now live.

    The official site can be set to US, UK or AU and features the following sections:

  • Home: Featuring a trailer, artwork of the three main characters and a recent news alerts (while not so recent at the time of this update).
  • Story: Featuring basic information relating to the toxin infected land, and about the purification shelter beneath the earth known as Basel.
  • Characters: Featuring the main three playable characters, Leanne (Reanbell in the JP version), Vashyron & Zephyr.
  • Combat: A section dedicated to the gunplay elements of the game.
  • Multimedia: Featuring a video, a bunch of screenshots and also option to download the 2 music tracks from the game for free.
  • Resonance of Fate is currently expected for release in March for North America, Europe & Australia.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (14/2/10)

    The Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) official site wishes you a Happy Valentine day!?

    The Japanese official site continues to deliver something a little out of the ordinary, some Christmas cards late December. Now Valentine's Day cards! There appears to be several Reanbell (to be Leanne in the English version) cards (at least 8) and even one Theresa card for something different. Two of them are shown above.

    Also in recent news, it appears the North American release date has finally been confirmed, it's slatted for the 16th of March 2010.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (11/2/10)

    The European release date for Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) has been released by Sega.

    According to their official product page (which may automatically to where you live - you can change this on the top right of screen) the game will be released in Europe/Australia on the 26th of March 2010.

    The official product page currently shows the US release date as Spring, 2010.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (9/2/10)

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International releases today in North America.

    Also, here is the Europeon official page for Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International. Unlike the Japanese & North American official sites this one is more of a hybrid site combining both the Xbox 360 & PS3 within it.

    It gives information on the new features that we already know of (Japanese Voice Over option, 6 selectable text language etc).

    Yet again though there is no sign of new characters, the reason been there unfortunately aren't any in it. It would appear that the appearance of characters such as Giotto & Eleyna on the Japanese official site, including expectation of PS3 ports to include new characters fueled speculation. But it's simply not to be.

    Still, this is a great opportunity for PS3 owners to get their hands on the 2009 best selling Xbox 360 game in Japan, with a few added extra's to the original version.

    Any Star Ocean fans with a PS3 should certainly look to get their hands on this!

    Discuss Star Ocean: The Last Hope in the forum.

    Announcement (6/2/10)

    The North American official site for Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International is now open.

    The sections included in the official site are as follows:

  • Story: Initial information about the story, from A.D. 2064 to A.D. 2087.
  • Characters: Featuring all 9 original playable characters from the Xbox 360 version, featuring both their 2D & 3D artworks from the Xbox 360 version also.
  • Gameplay: Detailing the new features of the game, Japanese & English Audio, Selectable Text Languages (6 in total) & the Classic or Modern menu option.
  • Videos: Featuring the English debut trailer for THL: International.
  • Wallpapers: Showing the wallpaper shown above, in 3 different sizes. You can view all our wallpapers for Star Ocean: The Last Hope & International here.
  • This however also suggests that there is not any new playable characters, it appears that they were just rumors and mis-information after all...

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    Announcement (4/2/10)

    The official site for Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International has been updated for likely the last time, as Star Ocean: The Last Hope releases today in Japan.

    The sections updated are as follows:

  • Battle Section: Featuring segments for Special Attack, Symbology & Link Combo, Real Time Member Change, BEAT System, RUSH Mode & Sight in/Sight out.
  • System Section: New segments Collection, Mini Game(s) (Arena & Bunny Racing) & Special.
  • Special Section: TV CM movie.
  • Still no sign of rumored new playable characters though, the only good news is the game is out now in Japan, and on the 9th & 12th respectively to those in the US and remainder of the world, so we should know very soon for sure.

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    Announcement (28/1/10)

    Today Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) releases in Japan, and also the official site has been updated for perhaps the last time.

    The sections updated include:

  • World: Old Episode section.
  • Character: Addition of characters Veronique & Garigernon. We have also added new avatars for these characters.
  • Download: 3 new PC wallpapers available in 4 different sizes. You can also view and download the PC wallpapers here.
  • Hopefully a confirmed release date for the English audience will soon follow today's Japanese release.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (26/1/10)

    Here is the latest video for Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity).

    On feature here is two arena battles and a fair bit of weapon customization in between. 9 minute of sheer gameplay right here, enjoy.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (26/1/10)

    The North American official site for Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International has been pre-launched.

    Hopefully when this is fully launched we can get a clearer picture on the reasons as to why the likes of Eleyna & Giotto have since been added to the Japanese official site. And also confirm whether there are new playable characters or not.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope International releases for PS3 on the 9th of Feb in North America.

    Discuss Star Ocean: The Last Hope in the forum.

    Announcement (25/1/10)

    The staff of Star Ocean Universe have worked together for another unique addition to the site. Now available are a bunch of fanbars relating to several characters from every tri-Ace game currently released, or in the works.

    Here are just a few examples:

    Your welcome to add any of these to your signature on the forum. You may also use these on other forums, if so please provide credits Star Ocean Universe for creating them. However the sets cannot be hosted on any other site/forum etc. The sets are made exclusively for Star Ocean Universe.

    We hope you enjoy the neat little addition on the site to help individualize your signatures & profiles on the web.

    Go to the new Fanbars index now.

    Announcement (23/1/10)

    The Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) official site has been updated.

    The sections updated include:

  • World: Now including a small Cardinal section.
  • Character: Addition of characters Antorion, Barbarella & Lagerfeld. Avatars for these 3 characters are featured above, you can view the whole set here.
  • System: A weapon customization section has been added.
  • Movie: Short 15 second CM trailer available for viewing, in a small or large version.
  • Download: A forth Screen Saver is now available for Windows or Mac. The new Screen Saver features yet another countdown - this one to the Japanese release date with alternating backgrounds.
  • Resonance of Fate (as End of Eternity for Japan) will be released in just 5 days, on the 28th of January 2010.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (22/1/10)

    The official site for Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International has been updated.

    The character section has been updated, where the final character is, as somewhat expected Giotto. Still unsure as to whether he is playable though, as in his profile section there is no weapon listed.

    Also, a new avatar for Giotto has been added to our Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International avatar section, where there are 3 different sets available for the game.

    Other sections have also been updated as follows:

  • Battle Section: Edge Movie & Meracle Movie. (featuring them in battle)
  • System Section: Item Creation, Quest & Skill details.
  • Special Section: Jump Festa 2010 Movie. (Nothing we haven't seen before though)
  • If we find out more information on whether some of these characters are playable we'll let you know as soon as we can.

    Discuss Star Ocean: The Last Hope in the forum.

    Announcement (20/1/10)

    Japanese magazine Famitsu has released it's review for Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity).

    The total score is 9,8,9,8 = 34/40. For those that aren't too aware of the Japanese magazine it receives scores from 4 different reviewers, on the scan it's the 3rd column on the first page.

    Coincidentally this is the same total score Famitsu gave Star Ocean: The Last Hope, which later turned out to be the highest selling Xbox 360 game in Japan for 2009.

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    Announcement (15/1/10)

    Another new video for Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) is available.

    This one focuses purely on battle gameplay, where our characters are wearing one of their alternate sets of costumes and work together using various gun techniques and grenades to defeat their opponents.

    Resonance of Fate (aka End of Eternity in Japan) certainly looks to be one of the more unique RPG releases of the year.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (13/1/10)

    It's been a little quiet on the news front from tri-Ace so far this year, but here is a new CM trailer (in Japanese) for Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity) which has just been released.

    In just a little over two weeks, the 28th of Jan 2010 will see the official release of the game in Japan, to follow at a later date for English fans. According to Sega's official site's it currently scheduled for a release some time in March, this however is not a finalized date and is subject to change.

    Also on Resonance of Fate, a new theme specifically relating to the game has been released on the forum, entitled 'Eternity'. Giving a 3rd exclusive theme for members to choose from, on top of a number of other themes as well.

    Discuss Resonance of Fate in the forum.

    Announcement (1/1/10)

    Happy new year to all our members and guests, we hope that you have a great 2010, we at Star Ocean Universe look forward to expanding even further and providing you with more information and resources on the tri-Ace games.

    Firstly we have added the above avatars to our recent Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International avatar set, the above shown been the most recent additions to the Japanese official site.

    We've also made a few of smaller updates, including adding a section & forum for Sega, who are working with tri-Ace on their newest project Resonance of Fate (JP name End of Eternity).

    Again, have a great new year, and be sure to stop by for the latest updates and even more resources relating to the tri-Ace games.

    Discuss any of the tri-Ace games in the forum.