Sega has announced that Shining Resonance Refrain will launch on July 10 in the west for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Refrain will be the first Shining game in over 10 years to release outside of Japan, and it’s actually a remaster of the original PS3 game that released in Japan in 2014. Anyone that buys the game at launch will get the “Draconic Launch Editio,” which includes a steelbook featuring character art of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.
In addition to the release date, Sega released a new trailer for the game introducing the main cast of characters along with their weapons that double as musical instruments. The musical element of the title also plays into battle, and something known as the B.A.N.D. system can enhance your party’s abilities in battle. You can take a look at the trailer down below, and here’s an overview of the game from Sega.
“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?”
Shining Resonance Refrain released on July 10 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.