Shining Resonance released in Japan on the Playstation 3 in 2014 but the game was never released in the West.
Today, Sega announced that Shining Resonance Refrain would be released on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and the Xbox One in the Summer of this year.
The game is the next release in the Shining series which dates all the way back to the the Mega Drive/Genesis release of Shining in the Darkness in 1991.
If you pre-order the game on any platform you will receive an exclusive collective metal slipcase. No news yet as to whether this is both in Europe and the America but we will keep you posted when more news is released.
The official synopsis is as follows;
Liberate the soul of the dragon that resides in you this Summer in Shining Resonance Refrain! Coming to PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One, Shining Resonance Refrain will tell the tale of sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire.
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, nowincluded 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 tosave this for your second play through 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.
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?
Beautifully rendered 3D character models that bring the 2D artwork of Tony Taka to life
Combat supported by music element, B.A.N.D. system, to enhance your powers in battle
Play as a Dragon – unleash devastating attacks on your foes
Bond with your teammates in town on dates and events
Dynamic and frenetic real-time action combat
All extra cosmetic content included Refrain Mode introduces previously unplayable characters into your party
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