Shining Resonance Refrain Announced For PS4, Xbox One, PC And Nintendo Switch

By Mike Sousa on February 22, 2018, 11:15AM EDT

Sega has announced that Shining Resonance Refrain, a remaster of 2014's JRPG Shining Resonance, is releasing in the west for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Shining Resonance Refrain tells the tale of sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire. 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.

Previously released on PS3 only in Japan, Shining Resonance Refrain 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.

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, you will get to know your party members and 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.

Dragoneers wield Armonics, ancient weapon-instruments, in order to perform mystical and powerful Rune Songs. Once you build enough BPM (Battle Performance Mana), your party will be able to perform a session through the B.A.N.D. system. Depending on which song you play and which character you set at the center, your party will be able to indulge in various beneficial effects.

Shining Resonance Refrain releases this Summer and will be available for $49.99. Those who purchase the launch edition of Shining Resonance Refrain will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.

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