Raise Pet Spirits, Like A Carbuncle Pikachu, In Shining Hearts

By Spencer . October 22, 2010 . 12:17pm


Shining Hearts lets players raise pet spirits, which you can get from obtaining eggs from monster fights. These are tied to Alvin, the forest guarding elf’s story. Rick can equip pets to get a new set of skills. Let’s take a look at some of the elemental pet spirits in Shining Hearts.


In order we have: Lunaris (moon), Salamander (fire), Dryad (wood), Carbuncle (thunder), Gnome (earth), Will ‘o Wisp (light), Sylph (wind), and Penguin (ice).


033[2] 034[1] 035[1] 036[1] 038[1] 039[2] 040[1] 041[1] 042[1] 043[1]


048[1] 023[1]

Shoimei is a catgirl thief who owns an antique store. Her class is monk and she uses her fists (paws?) in battle. One of her skills is cat burglar which lets players steal items from enemies.


003[5] 026[2]

Melty is a cold as ice, tsundare, half-elf witch. She loves sweets, especially ice cream. Fittingly, Melty can use her favorite treat as an attack during battles.


020[2] 028[1]

Alvin is a proud guardian of the forest who uses a bow in battle. He can also cast spells with status effects.


044[1] 045[2] 025[3]046[1] 047[1] 049[1] 050[1] 051[1] 052[2] 053[2] 004[2] 002s 024[1] 027[3] 015[1] 016[3] 017[2] 018[1] 019[3] 022[2]

Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • it’s good to see the peak of creativity in games nowadays :3

  • Ereek

    Oh-oh my God. They’re adorable. I feel like I’m bursting from all of the cuteness.
    That dragon. That will-of-the-wisp/fireball. Aaah!

    • If the dragon and Pikachu-Carbuncle ones were real, I’d hug it and never let go. Even if the dragon did torch my arm. But it wouldn’t, because it’d be too precious to even think about it.

  • HPN

    What?!?!? A new Shining game from Sega ….. I need to come out from under my rock more often.


  • MOE!!!!

    Anyway, cool designs. I think this is the game I need. I cant get enough of these images.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Some of these designs are reminiscent of the original Pokemon, but way cuter. Must the absolute simplicity in their faces, toddler proportions and affable roundness of it all. The girls aren’t bad either. XD They might be onto something with this…

    EDIT: I see lots of ice cream and I like it.

    • Wow there is literally an upside down Ice Cream cone!!!!!!!1 lol!!!!!!

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Those 2 giant scoops of pink and blue ice cream look like Bulbasaur from a squinting distance…

  • MrRobbyM

    Localize localize localize!

    • MrRobbyM

      Developers developers developers!

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        What are you saying what are you saying what are you saying?

        • what is in all our minds what is in all our minds what is in all our minds

  • my favorites are slyph and penguin

  • joesz

    Gotta Catch ‘Em All! SHINING HEARTS!I choose you! the 2nd one in the right side!

  • malek86

    This looks interesting enough to warrant a purchase, if it ever came here. Now, Sega, how about it?

  • Pichi

    Adorable!! Please Sega, release this!!

  • this game is like awfully cute and i like it …

  • Masengan

    The beige thing with the long ears looks just like Terriermon.

  • This isn’t my kind of genre, but I’ll look forward to illustrator Tony’s… supplemental artwork.

    Carbuncle should look like the one from PuyoPuyo (Kaa-kun), not to say this one isn’t cute.

  • I have to know what kind of battle system exists in this title. Shining Tears had a very irritating battle system but wonderful graphics thanks to T2.

    If they can give this title an interesting battle system and then localize it I will buy it without fail. But I need to know how the battles work first.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos