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Founder
Yoshiharu Gotanda, Masaki Norimoto, Joe Asanuma
Founding date
1995
Address
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
Number of Employees
100+
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Tri-Ace

is a Japanese video game development company formed in March 1995 by former Telenet Japan employees Yoshiharu Gotanda (programmer, current tri-Ace President), Masaki Norimoto (game designer) and Joe Asanuma (director).

Description

The name is a play on words regarding the "three aces" who formed the company. Most of tri-Ace's games have been published by Square Enix (formerly Enix).

The group exclusively makes role-playing video games, and is known for giving their games action-packed battle systems and deep skill systems. This trademark style began when the founders of tri-Ace originally worked for Telenet Japan'sWolfteam, and had created Tales of Phantasia. This game, published by Namco, is a precursor to tri-Ace's own Star Oceangames in several ways; e.g., an action battle system where the player controls one character and AI controls others in the party and special battle skills that the player can assign to different buttons. Besides the Star Ocean series, they also released Valkyrie Profile in 1999. Their 2010 release of Resonance of Fate, was taken to Sega publishing.

tri-Ace games have sold over 3.8 million copies worldwide as of September 2005.[1] The company's sound programmerHiroya Hatsushiba formed tri-Crescendo in 1999 which has since developed several games independently of tri-Ace.

Japanese mobile company Nepro Japan acquired tri-Ace in February 2015. Despite being acquired by a company focusing on mobile gaming, tri-Ace will continue developing video games for consoles.

Games developed

Title
Year
Publisher(s)
Platform(s)
Region(s)
Star Ocean
1996
Enix
SNES
JP
Star Ocean: The Second Story
1998
PlayStation
JP, NA, EU
Valkyrie Profile
1999
JP, NA
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere
2001
Game Boy Color
JP
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
2003
PlayStation 2
JP
Star Ocean: Til the End of Time Director's Cut
2004
Square Enix
JP, NA, AUS,EU
Radiata Stories
2005
JP, NA
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
2006
JP, NA, AUS,EU
Infinite Undiscovery
2008
Xbox 360
NA, AUS, EU,JP
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
Nintendo DS
JP, NA, EU,AUS
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
2009
Xbox 360
JP, NA, AUS,EU
Resonance of Fate
2010
Sega
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
Square Enix
PlayStation 3
Hoshigami no Taijyu Lemuta
2011
Yahoo
Browser game
JP
Final Fantasy XIII-2[4]
Square Enix
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
JP, NA, AUS,EU
Frontier Gate
Konami
PlayStation Portable
JP
Beyond the Labyrinth
2012
Nintendo 3DS
Little Battlers eXperience W
Level-5
PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita
Frontier Gate Boost+
2013
Konami
PlayStation Portable
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[5]
Square Enix
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
JP, NA, AUS,EU
Silent Scope: Bone-Eater
2014
Konami
Arcade
JP
Judas Code
tri-Ace
PlayStation Vita
Phantasy Star Nova
Sega
Chronos Ring
2015
Konami
iOS, Android
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
Spike Chunsoft
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
JP, NA
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
2016
Square Enix
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
JP, NA, EU
Heaven×Inferno
NTT Docomo
iOS, Android
JP

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article tri-Ace, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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