Fight Pirates And Giant Sea Monsters In Shining Ark’s Naval Battles

By Sato . December 14, 2012 . 3:02am


Cruising the seas on the Blue Noah won’t always be smooth sailing in Sega’s upcoming PSP game, Shining Ark, as pirates won’t hesitate to shoot you down or even board your ship.




The Blue Noah wasn’t built for combat. Armed with only a small canon, you will fight hordes of pirates on your adventures out on the sea.




If pirates confront your crew, they’ll start by shooting you with their canons. You can return fire with the Blue Noah’s cannon.




Pirates will board the Blue Noah and directly attack your members in close-ranged combat. Players will be required to be swift at multitasking, as they look out for incoming pirates while shooting the main pirate ship.


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Some pirate ships have giant canons that could be used as a special attack to wipe out your tiny ship in one shot! Players will have to end the fight before the timer runs out.


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The giant sea monster known as Nephilim will be on his way to terrorize the port town of Azel. As you attempt to fight him off, he’ll tackle the Blue Noah in retaliation.


The naval battles will be very different from what players are used to on the ground. Players will be required to master the land and sea, in order to take on the world of Shining Ark. Shining Ark comes out on February 28, 2013.

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  • s07195

    Not bad, considering that boats were no different than with land maps for Shining Blade (though that makes sense, I guess, since pirates weren’t the enemy).

    On another note, I keep feeling like I’ve seen that blonde guy with an eyepatch before. Crossbone Gundam, maybe?

    • WFoong

      Sort of Crossbone, you will see a better view in SD Overworld game.

    • MrTyrant

      You mean Zabine from Crossbone Gundam? whelp that dude was really crazy, if this guy wants to kill your main character while saying that nobles are true rulers then it’s him haha

    • Nasser Al-Ojayan

      Looks like a light skinned Bart (Xenogears) to me.

  • MrTyrant

    This looks good actually and it’s very innovative IMO. I hope the game has some actual difficult battles unlike Shining Blade which system was good but your main characters were so overpower that one member could almost kill everyone in one turn.

  • Nasser Al-Ojayan

    Would be awesome if you get a basic vessel that you can upgrade over the course of the game.

  • ronin4life

    This looks neat…o.o

  • $24431191

    This looks good but it probably won’t get localized. You know, PSP…..

  • lidornah

    sega didn’t try to shut down the site because this article yet?

    • Derek E Nay

      Why would they?

      • lidornah

        sega of japan delete videos in youtube about everything related to the shining series for the claim its copyright infringement
        even just mentioning the name. channels got banned because of that even though its legal to do lets play put trailers trailers and mentioning the game (seriously they use DMCA law even for say the name)
        totalbiscuit talked about it

  • almostautumn

    This looks like one of the most impressive and enjoyable titles of the entire gen. Really want to experience this one.

  • puchinri

    Some of the concepts here sound like a lot of fun, but that art just turns me away so much (and parts of the game do seem annoyingly over texturized). I’ll probably follow it a bit more though.

  • Yuriangels

    that bad but on the psp, we’re never going to see this in the stated

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