Today, Sega America has confirmed that Shining Resonance: Refrain will be headed west later this year. Originally released in 2014 as a Japanese-only HD remaster for the PlayStation 3 and announced for Japan on PlayStation 4 last November, Sega has confirmed this HD remaster will be headed to the PlayStation 4 in the West later this year.
The upcoming remaster will feature new graphics, improved resolutions, and a What-If scenario for players to explore, one that tells the tale of an alternate path that the story could have explored. In the game, players will be tasked with liberating the soul of a fallen dragon. Along the way, players will meet familiar faces as they return to the role of the sword-wielding hero Yuma as they seek to take on the Empire itself.
For the first time in more than a decade, the Shining series will be returning to the West, on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. This new version of the game all previously released DLC including the games Refrain Mode, which will allow players to unlock the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas for an all-new experience. As Sega has warned, save this new mode for the game once you’ve played through the story once so as to avoid any spoilers.
Additionally, Sega has also announced the Draconic Launch Edition, which will include a collectible metal slipcase for the game featuring the artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika. Shining Resonance Refrain is set to launch this summer for $49.99.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.