Shining Resonance Refrain Heads West on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in Summer 2018

Sega has announced a western release for Shining Resonance Refrain.

The Media Vision-developed game will launch sometime this summer for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe.

Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the game’s western release. It’s worth mentioning the game is coming in physical “Draconic Launch Edition,” complete with a metal slip case.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Sega:

Remastered with New Refrain Mode

Shining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, previously released on PlayStation 3 only in Japan, and 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 – just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers!

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, get to know your party members to 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.

Master the B.A.N.D. System

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. Certain characters may even perform the song in a special costume!

Draconic Launch Edition

Those who purchase the launch edition of Shining Resonance Refrain on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.

For more information, please visit shiningresonance.comShining Resonance Refrain will be available for $49.99 USD / $64.99 CAD and will be released this summer.

Our Story So Far…

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. Typically timid, will he find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?

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  1. Mechonis
    February 21, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Switch version is a nice surprise, will grab it on that

  2. sanic
    February 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I’m interested

  3. Shadow3010
    February 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Wow, what a nice surprise :D

  4. STARSBarry
    February 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    wondering what this refrain mode is like…. as in can you select either the original or refrain from the start or….

  5. MusouTensei
    February 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Finally the official announcement, definitely getting it.

  6. DizzyGear
    February 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Last Shining game we got in Europe was the one on the Sega Saturn. This brings a tear to my eye.

  7. Exien
    February 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Thats very good everyone can play this just don’t turn down the game because of the Hardware limit of the consoles and the handheld.

  8. PenguinPlayer
    February 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t know what this is, I just saw the harp bow and the violin sword and shield and that guy playing his axe like a guitar and the only thing on my mind right now is Eternal Sonata. That, and that’s I’m 100% into this.

  9. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    February 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I remember when Shining saga was about centaurs, warriors and war………. the good times………….. SEGA REMAKE OF SHINING FORCE 3 NOW.

  10. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    February 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Nope, we had too the remake of the 1º game in Game Boy advance, and in that console we had the Shining Souls 1 and 2 too.

  11. GameZard
    February 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Oh my Sega actually remembered that PCs are a gaming platform. I don’t see Denuvo on the page but this is sega after all so I will wait to see.

  12. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    February 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    If SEGA charges more than 50 euros for the normal edition they’ll be ripping us off, the Premium Fan Box is up for pre order at AmiAmi for 60 euros and the normal edition is up for 40, sure you have to pay extra for shipping (and customs if you’re unlucky) but they better throw some bonus our way if they decide to charge 60+ for it

  13. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    February 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    From what I saw in the trailers the characters appear is several locations and you have to talk to ’em to foward their story, not sure if it’s post end game stuff or stuff you can do while doing your 1st run tough

  14. Akutan Zero
    Akutan Zero
    February 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Great news!

  15. Eldhin Shichiou
    Eldhin Shichiou
    February 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    dat look gooood

  16. Matthew Hartley
    Matthew Hartley
    February 21, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I think this is the first new Shining RPG to be released in Europe since the Shining Soul series on GBA.


  17. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This is a weird timeline ain’t it?

  18. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    WTF no Sega Genesis version?

  19. magicalfollower
    February 21, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    If this game gets 1000 units sold on Xbox One i’ll be surprised.

  20. RichardGristle
    February 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    >Tony waifus


  21. Qwaserzero
    February 23, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Hopes and dreams do come true sometimes in limited quantities. I will take it yes please.