It’s been 11 years since we’ve seen a new installment of Sega’s Shining series released in the West (not counting the fighting game Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena on Steam) and luckily that’s about to change as Sega will be releasing Shining Resonance Refrain on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
A remastered version of the Japan only Shining Resonance released back in 2014 on the PlayStation 3, we get our first look at the game via a new trailer which shows off some of the heroes in action including Kirika, Sonia, Agnum, Lestin, Rinna, and Yuma who are equipped with weapons known as Armonics, which lets each hero devastate your enemies with a powerful melody.
Here is some information about the game from Sega:
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, 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. 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.