New Shining Project To Be Revealed Later Today

By Ishaan . February 13, 2014 . 8:28am

Shining series producer Tsuyoshi Sawada has teased the announcement of a new project today, although this project will not be in the form of an RPG, reports Japanese blog Game Jouhou.


Sawada stated via Twitter that the announcement will happen in Japan sometime tomorrow morning, which is later today for the rest of us. As stated above, the project will not be a role-playing game, but rather a new genre for the series.


The image above is related to the game in question in some way.

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  • Martian Wong

    Action game?

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Either a fighter or a musou game perhaps?

  • ronin4life

    Nintendo Everything believes it could be nintendo related, as it coincides with the ND…

    But how is it a Shining game if not an RPG?

  • IS | 桂木

    Social Game

  • MitsukiIX

    Shining hunting game, get materials for bread

  • lordrockman

    IS it me? or in that picture does the Red haired dude reminds anyone of Syaroan from Sakura Card Captor/Tsubasa Chronicles?

  • Anesia Hunter

    another shining game we’ll never get to play? D:

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Unfortunately. From what I saw, the last two for the PSP looked extremely fun.

      • Anesia Hunter

        Don’t remind us… ~_~

      • Shippoyasha

        They are. Easy to import them. Maybe a few years down, maybe it’d be fairly legal to download isos if they never intend to ever localize them.

        • brostar

          Most PSP games are easy to import but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Unless like me you’re learning the language. Or already know it. Otherwise you’re going to have a hard time with the game and miss a lot of the content which will be the story. No matter how you slice it importing a JRPG with no knowledge of Japanese is not a good idea.

          • Shippoyasha

            True. I just have a different outlook to it since the language barrier isn’t there for me. I think it’s worth learning the language for diehard purists though. Most games don’t have overly complex vocabulary so one can get by a lot of it without learning all the most complex words. I do feel for people who fight for localizations though.

    • MKK2004

      The last 2 Shining games are very easy to play, even with minimum Japanese knowledge. It uses the same game engine as Valkyria Chronicles 2 & 3. If anything else, there’s gamefaqs. Shining Ark was definitely one of my favourite PSP game of all time, good characters, good gameplays…AND THAT PANIS

      • skyenix

        I remember the only Shining game I played is Ark. It’s very awesome game with unforgettable songs of the heroines in game during battle.
        Although it’s in Japanese, I can already assume what’s happening In the story even though I don’t understand.

  • NegativeZero

    Visual Novel or crappy phone game then?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Phone game probably. Whatever

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Early tomorrow morning? Nintendo Direct in Japan is at 7 AM? MAYBE?!

  • Yuuki

    maybe during the nintendo direct?

  • Can’t wait to see more of the Taka art style =)

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    Meh probably another lame title , and sad pilfering of the franchise’s corpse , with gorgeous Taka Illustrations

  • surakian

    Nintendo Direct is today so believe

  • 60hz

    shining soul III????

  • Frown. I really enjoyed the Shining games I played, but I’m so mad that we haven’t gotten any of the recent titles. This will be yet another one that won’t make it over here.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    Does an srpg count as being an rpg?

  • Adrián Alucard

    A Pachinko game for Vita

    Also, Shining Force or Shining Soul?

  • raitouniverse

    More Tony Taka… egh.

  • joe yabuki

    advanture maybe?

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Not Shining Force? Not Interested.

  • If they make it on vita instead of psp this time, I hope ATLUS can localized it

    • Renaldi Saputra

      we should wait for the truth of rumor that ATLUS will localize a Sega game, unless it’s true enough, it won’t be localized as Shining’s main series were never localized

      update: it’s a fighting game and is an arcade game, 100% not localized

  • Ni ~Algidus~
    • TatsuyaKyo

      Well now! Color me interested. So it will feature characters from previous titles eh, definitely gonna keep an eye on this.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        inb4, it’s an arcade game

        • TatsuyaKyo

          …Oh. D:

          …Still going to keep an eye on it.

  • Yan Zhao

    Tony Taka’s artwork is always gorgeous.

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