A new Shining Force game is because of to be unveiled following calendar year, which will make it the to start with entry in the collection for 13 several years. The latest iteration in the series will be an officially certified mobile-only match.

As noted by gamer.ne.jp (as translated by VGC), the challenge is currently being made by Hive, the Japanese branch of the South Korean smartphone game developer Vespa, and the impending cellular game’s title loosely translates to Shining Pressure: Heroes of Light-weight and Darkness. The activity will seemingly be totally free-to-play, supported by microtransactions, whilst what type they will arrive in is not known.

In accordance to a statement from Hive, the company is established to deliver back again the Shining Drive collection as a mobile-only game right after it signed a licensing contract with Sega to acquire a new recreation less than the Shining Pressure IP. The recreation will launch in Europe and the US as very well as a selection of other nations throughout Asia when it launches in the 1st half of 2022. According to the report, the approaching video game will glance to bring the series’ “exceptional worldview and storyline” to gamers across the earth as Hive hopes to impart the “strategic exciting of simulation RPG to mobile equipment”.

Talking about resurrecting the Shining Power legacy, a spokesperson from Vespa explained, “We have organized a sport that will be enjoyed by lots of people, including present consumers who have fond memories of the Shining sequence, as nicely as these who are new to Shining Pressure, and we hope that they will appear forward to its release.”

Sega’s flip-dependent RPG collection has been dormant for a selection of yrs now. The last new entry underneath the Shining Power title dates back to 2009 when Nintendo launched Shining Drive Feather for Nintendo DS and Shining Force Cross in arcades. There have been (generally Japan-only) Shining spin-offs since that time, but the core Shining Force model has been unused.

Shining Power made its debut as aspect of the much larger Shining Series on the Sega Mega Push / Genesis in March 1992 adopted by Shining Force II in 1993. The sequence then continued on to the Sega Saturn where by it unveiled Shining Drive III in a few volumes – though Camelot Computer software only issued the initial volume in North The us and Europe. Given that then, the Shining Collection has returned to consoles a amount of times. Notably, the 1st Shining Power game was subsequently remade for the Match Boy Progress in 2004 beneath the title Shining Pressure: Resurrection of the Darkish Dragon.

For extra on Sega, why not test out this write-up detailing how the firm is reportedly looking at reboots of Outrageous Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and other dormant IPs.

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