Threads of Fate
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|Threads of Fate|
|Developer(s)||Square Product Development Division 3|
|Genre(s)||Action role-playing game, platformer|
Threads of Fate, known in Japan as Dewprism (デュープリズム Dyūpurizumu?), is a 1999 action platform video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation console. The game was released in Japan on October 14, 1999 and in North America on July 19, 2000, and was re-released on the PlayStation Network in Japan on June 23, 2010 and in North America on April 19, 2011. Threads of Fate revolves around two characters, Rue and Mint, and their quest for a mystical object known only as "the Relic." Though an official sequel was never released, a fan-made sequel called "Duo Princess" was created for the PC in Japanese.
The game has the player pick between a male and a female protagonist. Each character has different attacks and transformations.
The two protagonists, Rue and Mint, both desire the Relic for different reasons; Rue wanted to revive his dead friend Claire who was killed in a confrontation with the Arm of Death, while Mint, a princess, wanted to reclaim her right to the throne from her sister Maya.
Development and release
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A manga based on the game was planned to be made by Ken Akamatsu of Love Hina fame, but the project was scrapped. Many of his character designs would later be redesigned and used in Akamatsu's Negima!: Magister Negi Magi.
The music of Threads of Fate is composed by Junya Nakano, who has worked on several other games for Square. Hidenori Iwasaki did the score's synthesizer programming. A soundtrack was released in Japan (titled Dewprism OST) and was available via import for several years in other countries. The soundtrack, though discontinued and out of print, was recently given a re-print in August 2006.
The OST has two discs, Disc RUE and Disc MINT, featuring all of the tracks played throughout the game. The tracks are divided between the discs according to which character they fit best. Much of the mellower music is contained on Rue's disc, with a fairly small selection of 'happy' tracks or battle tracks, while Mint's disc contains almost all of the more intrusive tracks, the happier tracks, and several battle themes.
|Dewprism OST tracklist|
|Disc 1 - Rue (74:41)
||Disc 2 - Mint (71:10)
PlayStation Network re-release
On December 29, 2010 Square-Enix announced Threads of Fate would also be released for the PlayStation Network in North America. It was released on April 19, 2011; however, this was one day before the PlayStation Network outage, and thus it was not widely available until June 2, 2011, when the network was restored.
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