Blue Reflection Game's Trailer Previews Combat
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
KOEI Tecmo America began streaming a gameplay trailer for Gust's Blue Reflection (Blue Reflection - Maboroshi ni Mau Shōjo no Ken) game on Wednesday.
The game will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in North America on September 26, followed by Europe on September 29.
Koei Tecmo describes the game's story:
Taking her first steps back into an everyday school life, Hinako is lost in a sea of unknown faces until she encounters a middle school friend, Sanae Nishida. Hinako notices a strange aura emerge from Sanae and suddenly awakens in a mysterious world where an intimidating demon awaits her! Before she has time to react, a pair of friendly voices reach out to her: “It will be alright. You can fight. Put your heart into the ring on your finger, and fight as a Reflector!” The magical twins Yuzu and Lime bestow Reflector powers on Hinako, promising her they will grant any wish she desires if she protects the world from devastating forces that seek to threaten humanity.
This is how Hinako learns of the mysterious parallel dimension, The Common: a place created by the unconsciousness of the human collective; where the causes of humans' latent troubles lurk. Alongside Yuzu and Lime, she leaps fearlessly into this unknown world in search of crystallized emotion fragments – the physical manifestation of her classmates' struggles – but encounters a myriad of challenges in her path. Players will explore unique and perilous locations in their attempt to locate these fragments and resolve their classmates' problems in the real world, and will be called upon to battle dangerous demons who stand in their way!
While Hinako and her friends solve the problems plaguing Hoshinomiya Girls' High School and live their day-to-day lives, devastating forces loom closer at each moment. These are the Sephira, gigantic creatures harboring overwhelming powers which threaten to end the world as the girls know it! In order to protect their classmates as well as humanity itself, Hinako, Yuzu and Lime transform into their magical Reflector forms and use their most powerful abilities by gathering the energy of emotions. By harnessing the close bonds they have formed, the Reflectors fight in hopes of repelling the Sephira forces once and for all.
In North America, players who pre-order Blue Reflection from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop will receive digital bonuses, which include swimsuit and Atelier Rorona costumes, a “FreeSpace!” theme for social networking apps, and an in-game feature for communicating with companions outside of school. Pre-orders of the PS4 version will also come with an "Original Custom Theme."
The game shipped in Japan on March 30 for PS4 and PlayStation Vita. Koei Tecmo did not announce a Western release for the PS Vita version.
Mel Kishida (Sound of the Sky, Hanasaku Iroha, Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland) designed the characters and is also credited as supervisor, while Keiichi Sigsawa (Kino's Journey, Allison), Yūsaku Igarashi (Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu), and Kōji Natsumi (Hazakura ga Kita Natsu, Girly Airforce) were in charge of series composition.