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A Shiny Coat of Paint with Resonance

Japan-based software developer tri-Ace has remastered its classic role-playing game, Resonance of Fate. The new version will be a digital-only release in 4K HD, exclusive to Playstation 4 and PC. Check out the trailer below. The PS4 Pre-Sale will offer exclusive bonus items.

What is Resonance of Fate?

The game is set in the distant future. Humankind nears extinction. Ironically, they are ruled by a conservation device (Basel) of man’s own making. Resonance of Fate is a tale of guns and emotional bonds during the final breaths of humanity. The Game’s three protagonists work as mercenaries and learn about Cardinals and Basel.

But what is new in the remastered version? In short, only the graphics. The game will still have the steampunk aesthetic and the same story. The symphonic soundtrack remains unaltered, as does the intense gun combat. Now, however, the game comes to life with the newest graphics of the age. The score, written by Motoi Sakuraba and Kohei Tanaka, remains as powerful as ever.

Originally released in early 2010 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Resonance of Fate received accolades for its ‘tri-attack’ battle system, a mix of real-time and turn-based controls. Moreover, the cinematic hero actions of the main characters were praised. As was the gun customization.

The combat reinforces the the human relationships rooted in the game’s story. Survival ultimately depends on teamwork to deal with the fast-paced fights.

The original game received further recognition for “Best Battle System”, “Best Script”, “Best Voice-Acting”, “Best Console RPG”, and winning RPGamers, “Most Original” award.