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tri-Ace


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tri-Ace is the Video Game making company responsible for the Star Ocean Series, as well as the Valkyrie Profile Series, Radiata Stories, Infinite Undiscovery, Resonance of Fate (known as End of Eternity in Japan), Frontier Gate & Beyond The Labyrinth.

tri-Ace (three Aces) is actually spelt as shown, the t is purposefully lower case.

They formed as their own group back in 1995. This come about from a break-up of a prior group they served called Wolf Team, indecently the last game made by this group was the first of the popular Tales of series, Tales of Phantasia. This could very well be the very reason that Star Ocean and Tales games have many similarities, still sharing some of the ideas that made Tales of Phantasia successful. Such as usage of hidden affection levels between characters & an action battle system.

tri-Ace up until 2009 solely utilised the publishing & advertising services of the big name Square-Enix (formerly Enix) whom are synonymous for their most popular series Final Fantasy. Since then however tri-Ace have also published titles with Sega & Konami.

In August 2012 tri-Ace relocated their company from Ooi, Shinagawa-ku to Konan, Minato-ku.

Game titles summary by tri-Ace

  • Star Ocean* (SNES - 1996)
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story (PSX - 1998)
  • Valkyrie Profile (PSX - 1999)
  • Star Ocean: Blue Sphere* (GB Color - 2001
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time* (PS2 - 2003)
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Directors Cut (PS2 - 2004)
  • Radiata Stories (PS2 - 2005)
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP - 2006)
  • Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2 - 2006)
  • Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP - 2007)
  • Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP - 2008)
  • Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360 - 2008)
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360 - 2009)
  • Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (DS - 2009)
  • Star Ocean: Blue Sphere* (Mobile - 2009)
  • End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate (PS3/Xbox 360 - 2010)
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (PS3 - 2010)
  • Frontier Gate* (PSP - 2011)
  • Beyond the Labyrinth* (3DS - 2011)
  • Frontier Gate Boost+* (PSP - 2012)
  • * = Japan only release

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