Blade Arcus From Shining Has Six Shining Series Characters For Its Location Test

By Spencer . April 25, 2014 . 12:42am


Sega is taking the characters from the Shining RPG series and putting them into a crossover fighting game called Blade Arcus from Shining. The fantasy fighter will have a location test between May 9 to May 11 at this location in Akihabara. Players will be able to choose six characters in the location test including new characters Ryuga and Pairon Wong.


These characters will be in the location test:


Pairon Wong

Rage from Shining Blade

Sakuya from Shining Blade

Xiao-Mei from Shining Hearts

Altina from Shining Blade




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  • MitsukiIX

    is it just me or do the faces look the same…

    • JustThisOne

      … Nah, I think it’s just you. Some people are pointier, others have rounder faces. Maybe it’s their expressions, haha.

    • Go2hell66


    • Jonathan Tse

      blame Tony Taka, he designed them. o3o

      • Xerain

        Considering that’s the go-to tony taka joke, I’m under the impression Mitsu’s comment was intentional.

        • darke

          Honestly it’s probably a joke about almost any artist known mainly for their ero works. :?

          It’s the same issue that tends to result in guys looking more like skinny girls then male; too much female body drawing and lack of male body practice. :)

      • BillyMK

        I think his designs are gorgeous. I don’t really care the faces look the same, that’s true for many great artists.

        • Jonathan Tse

          i like T2’s art as well, and personally don’t think the faces are that similar. it’s more because they’re basically…. beautiful characters. if T2 were to draw more flawed characters, I would hope they’d look different.

    • MrTyrant

      Like most artist anyway but we understad it’s the running joke when we don’t have anything else to complain about.

  • JustThisOne

    I keep forgetting this is happening. @[email protected] My mind is a little blown every time I remember.

  • Göran Isacson

    HUh. Kinda neat, though I doubt Western shores shall ever see it considering it seems like the Shining series is one of those games who never quite make it out of Japan these days.

  • Aries_Atkasha

    I’m still waiting for Rouna :P

  • Kornelious

    Oh the Shining Series……..Really wanted to play those……Such dissapoint :(

  • fairysun

    Tifa Lockhart, is that you?

  • Eder García

    so Tony Taka is the illustrator? in b4 NSFW material

  • xe7en

    I was hoping for this to have characters from the original shining force and the sequel. lol

  • Slayven19

    Looks pretty good, hopefully it has more characters than that other game sega made.

  • monkey king

    Oh T2…so recognisable.

  • DarkRPGMaster

    I’d have loved it if Rouen (big wolf pirate emperor) had been added to it, but I guess it’s too much to ask for one of the biggest badasses in the series.

  • drafan5

    Really? With how popular the beastmen are I’d hope characters Like Rouen Lazarus, Duga, and Raihi show up

    but no just all humans.

  • Yan Zhao

    Tony Taka’s art are always gorgeous.

  • Linhua

    … my Kitten Xiao Mei included…?

    … all I needed to hear.

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