It’s been more than 10 years from the last mainstream game in the Shining series has been released, and even when the new entry, Shining Resonance, was finally announced, it was never released outside of Japan.
Now, SEGA has confirmed that Shining Resonance Refrain will indeed be making its way the North American and European audiences, four years after its release in Japan. The game will be available on all platforms and they are scheduling a summer release date.
SEGA will also host a livestream this Friday at 12 PST on the official SEGA Twitch channel to show off the remastered version.
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Draconic Launch Edition for All Consoles Features a Collectible Metal Slipcase
IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 21, 2018 – Liberate the soul of the dragon within you this Summer in Shining Resonance Refrain! Coming to PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One X and PC for Steam®, Shining Resonance Refrain will tell the tale of sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire. This marks the return of the Shining series to the West for the first time in a decade.
Remastered with New Refrain Mode
Shining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, previously released on PlayStation® 3 only in Japan, and features dual audio with English and Japanese voices. In addition to all of the original’s DLC, now included as part of the base “Original Mode,” Shining Resonance Refrain packs a new “Refrain Mode,” unlocking the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members for a new experience – just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers!
With real-time action combat, it will be important to utilize each party member’s unique abilities and strengths while deepening relationships with each character. Through events and dates, get to know your party members to unlock their full potential on the battlefield! Depending on the bonds of the characters, “Resonance” may occur between them, providing a new level of support, leading to victory.
Master the B.A.N.D. System
Dragoneers wield Armonics, ancient weapon-instruments, in order to perform mystical and powerful Rune Songs. Once you build enough BPM (Battle Performance Mana), your party will be able to perform a session through the B.A.N.D. system. Depending on which song you play and which character you set at the center, your party will be able to indulge in various beneficial effects. Certain characters may even perform the song in a special costume!
Draconic Launch Edition
Those who pre-order Shining Resonance Refrain on PS4, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch, will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.
To pre-order Shining Resonance Refrain, or for more information, please visit shiningresonance.com. Shining Resonance Refrain is available to pre-order for €49.99 and will be released this Summer
Our Story So Far…
Yuma has the soul of the Shining Dragon within him, transforming into the ancient beast by unleashing the power conducted through his sword. Dragons, long thought to be extinct, make Yuma a target for the Empire. To use him against the kingdom of Astoria, The Empire captures Yuma. Sonia, princess of Astoria, launches a rescue mission with the help of the Dragoneers. Hearing about the plight of Astoria and their fight to save their land, Yuma decides to aid them. Typically timid, will he find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?
Tune in this Friday at noon PST on SEGA’s Twitch channel to see a first-look at this localized remaster!
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