Shining Resonance Refrain – Meet The Heroes In New Gameplay Trailer

Earlier in the year SEGA announced that they would be releasing the action-themed JPRG Shining Resonance Refrain onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year; and recently SEGA have released a brand new gameplay highlighting some of the main characters within the game.

For those unaware Shining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, which was previously only released onto the PlayStation 3 within 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,” which unlocks access to the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members for a brand new type of experience.

Synopsis: 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?

Key Features:

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!

Real Time Combat: 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.

Two-Ways To Play: Play the game remastered as originally intended with the games ‘Original Mode’ or experience it in a new light with the ‘Refrain Mode’ and new characters.

Shining Resonance Refrain will be released later this Summer for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Windows PC and those who purchase the ‘Day 1 Edition’ of the game will receive a metal slipcase for the game featuring unique artwork from the game.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

One Response to Shining Resonance Refrain – Meet The Heroes In New Gameplay Trailer

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