Blade Arcus from Shining is Launching in Japanese Arcades this Week, New Character Revealed

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Sega announced at this weekend’s Shining Fan Festa that Blade Arcus from Shining is launching this week in Japanese arcades.

The character Rick from Shining Hearts and Shining Blade fame was also confirmed to be coming to the game. His voice is handled by Hiroshi Kamiya.

Here is the entire list of confirmed playable characters, thus far:

  • Altina (Shining Blade)
  • Fenrir (Shining Blade)
  • Isaac (Shining Hearts)
  • Melty (Shining Hearts)
  • Pairon Wong (original character)
  • Rage (Shining Blade)
  • Rick (Shining Hearts)
  • Roselinde (Shining Blade)
  • Ryuga (original character)
  • Sakuya (Shining Blade)
  • Xiao-Mei (Shining Hearts)

Sadly, neither a console nor western release have been confirmed, but we’ll keep you guys posted.

Brandon Orselli


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