We're still waiting for tri-Ace to officially announce their new RPG for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – again, note that it's multiplatform, unlike Star Ocean: The Last Hope – but it seems Famitsu has already spilled the beans.
The game is called End of Eternity , and you can see the interesting scans for yourself. As you can see, the game appears to have a distinctly dark and mysterious style, and perhaps surprisingly, the game seems to have more "adult inclinations" than the standard JRPG. Western gamers have never really identified with the idea of playing an adventure with characters who range between the ages of 8 and 18, and although this game has a definite anime flair, the characters appear older. In fact, one could almost argue that with the dark, foreboding setting and more mature characters, End of Eternity has a definite Western tinge to it. But then again, one can easily notice the Japanese artistry so it's probably best to categorize it as a blend. All we really want now are the official details and information on the gameplay; we're assuming it'll be another intriguing real-time/turn-based hybrid mechanic, though. The one in Star Ocean works very well.
As soon as tri-Ace wants to dump a whole bunch of media onto the Internet, we'll try to funnel it your way. But either way, we're definitely excited to learn more about End of Eternity . The RPGs are finally starting to flow!
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