Shining Resonance PS3 Game's Story, Characters Revealed

posted on by Karen Ressler
"Dragon and Musical Instrument" game slated for December in Japan

Gaming news website Inside Games revealed details on Sega's upcoming Shining Resonance game for PlayStation 3 on Tuesday. The game is slated to ship in Japan on December 11, 2014 for 8,222 yen (about US$80), and a limited edition will also ship for 16,800 yen (US$164) and include a Kirika figure.

The story takes place in a land of the gods known as Alfheim. The once proud race of dragons are ruined, and their souls are crystallized and scattered across the world. One day, a dragon named Kōryū Irvan is discovered, and dragon slayers from the imperial army and church set out to find him.

A girl saves the dragon from the dragon slayers and they soon collect "Dragonars," or warriors that play musical instruments called "Armonics" that resonate with the dragon's soul. The characters include:

Kōryū Irvan, the dragon and the game's protagonist.

Sonia Blanche, a heroine of the story who acts as the party's leader.

Kirika Towa Alma, the other heroine, and a girl who inherited an ancient song.

Agnam Bretthart, a hot-blooded man who wields fire.

Georg Zalbard, leader of the church's elite forces.

Another main character has yet to be introduced.

The player will command a party of four to battle various enemies, including rival artificial dragons created by the empire (pictured below). Billed as a "Dragon and Musical Instrument" game, Shining Resonance will feature seamless transitions from field to battle sequences.

Tony Taka will return to the Shining series as the character designer along with Tsuyoshi Sawada as the game's producer.

Sega launched its Shining game franchise with Shining in the Darkness in 1991, and the latest games, Shining Blade and Shining Ark, shipped for the PSP in 2012 and 2013. One of the role-playing games, Shining Hearts, inspired the Shining Hearts -Shiawase no Pan- television anime.

Source: MoCa News

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