Shining Resonance Refrain Game's Launch Trailer Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game launched on Switch, PS4, Xbox One in the West on July 10

Sega of America began streaming a launch trailer on Tuesday for the Western release of Shining Resonance Refrain, the remaster of its Shining Resonance game. The game shipped for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the Americas and Europe on Tuesday.

The Western release has dual English and Japanese audio. The Western launch edition for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One comes in a special metal slipcase. The release costs US$49.99.

The game will ship on Nintendo Switch and Steam in Japan on July 12.

The game has enhanced graphics and other new elements. The Original Mode includes all of the original game's DLC, and the new Refrain Mode unlocks Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members. If the party members' bonds are strong, "Resonance" may occur to provide a new level of support. The B.A.N.D. system lets characters play music together for beneficial effects.

Tony Taka designed new "Black Lotus Swimsuit" and "Red Lotus Swimsuit" costumes for the game. Saori Hayami (voice of Kirika Towa Alma) and Asami Seto (voice of Sonia Blanche) perform the new theme song "Towa Iro no Aria" (Eternity-Tinged Aria).

The PlayStation 4 version of the game shipped in regular and limited-edition Premium Fan Box versions in Japan on March 29. The new virtual reality "figure viewer" VR Figure from Shining: Kirika Towa Alma debuted at Sega Fes 2018 on April 14-15.

The original Shining Resonance game shipped for PS3 in Japan in December 2014. Taka returned to the Shining series as character designer with Tsuyoshi Sawada as the game's producer.

The player commands a party of four to battle various enemies, including rival artificial dragons created by the empire. The "dragon and musical instrument-playing role-playing game" features seamless transitions from field to battle sequences.

The story is set 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 young man named Yuma Ilvern, who has the soul of the Shining Dragon, is discovered. Dragon slayers from the imperial army and church set out to find him. A girl saves him from the dragon slayers, and they gather the Dragonars. The Dragonar warriors play musical instruments called Armonics that resonate with the dragon's soul.

Source: Sega of America's YouTube channel

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