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tri-Ace Xbox 360 and PS3 RPG Resonance of Fate will be released in the US and Europe at the same time, SEGA has confirmed to VideoGamer.com.
The news is sure to please UK JRPG fans who have traditionally had to wait longer for JRPGs than their North American gaming cousins.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com, SEGA Europe localisation producer Jun Yoshino said the simultaneous release is intended to prevent UK gamers losing interest in the JRPG.
He 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.”
Yoshino added that the team has been “working really hard” to reduce the gap between the Japanese release of the game, pencilled in for later this year, and the western release.
He said: “Obviously with a huge game play length, as a role-playing game, it’s very hard to do all the localisation and languages at the same time.
“But we’ve been working really hard, putting in long hours, so the release difference, the time gap, will be as small as possible. I can’t really think of another JRPG with as small a time gap as what we’re doing.”
SEGA recently took the lid off the game at a press event in London. Be sure to check out our first-look impressions from the presentation.