Lesti joins the cast of Shining Resonance
posted on 07.16.14 at 12:47 PM EST by (@iiotenki)
Details on a new elven party member - more later in the week.

In a preview for the contents of this week’s issue of Famitsu, the magazine has put up another small preview of Shining Resonance that showcases a new Dragoner set to join Yuuma and company in combat.

Shining Resonance

Going by the name Lesti Sera Alma and voiced by Yuichi Nakamura, he’s Kirika’s older brother, as well as a knight who commands a group of elven troops. When working as a party member, he has a cool head about him, but he can also become an obsessive big brother type when it comes to his younger sister. As expected of a Dragoner, he wields a special weapon of his own, specifically the Dragon Fang Halberd Fang Root.

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Also expected to appear in the magazine later this week are details on a new costume that Kirika can sport, as well as information pertaining to the game’s weather systems.

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Shining Resonance is poised to come out in Japan for the PlayStation 3 on December 11.

  • finally a good looking guy.

    • Budgiecat

      It’s an Elf, so Conan O’Brian will not be amused….

    • DrForbidden

      Uhh, they’re ALL good-looking guys. Just like all the females are good-looking gals.

  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

    My first real article in weeks after getting surgery! Still have to take baby steps here until I’m all the way better, but it’s good to be back! ;____;

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Hope you get back to full strength soon!

    • DrForbidden

      Hope you’re doing well, man.

  • DarthBrian

    Who is that in the green witch outfit? O_O

    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

      That lass is Rinna Mayfield. I wrote about her a while back~

      http://gematsu.com/2014/06/rinna-mayfield-fromage-join-fray-shining-resonance

      • DarthBrian

        ultra-waifu material. How did I miss that? O_O

        Thanks for update! ^_^

        • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

          It’s what I get paid to do! Happy to be of service!

        • Anime10121

          Indeed she is O.O

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Sweet, costume color change

  • Warboss Aohd

    that’s not a spear, that is clearly a Halberd.

    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

      Ah, you’re right! I’ve been out sick lately, so still getting my bearings on things. The kanji involved literally reads as “spear” and I just went with that without a second thought, but this’ll get edited posthaste. Thanks for the feedback~

      • Warboss Aohd

        that was at the game creators, not you.

        • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

          Ah. Well it’s still on me to make those discretions as a translator anyway, so I still appreciate you pointing out what should have been an obvious point to me. :)

          • Warboss Aohd

            your welcome then

  • rainelee

    So…uh, any chance they will localize this for the west? D:

    • Remlot

      Wouldn’t bet on it, no blue hedgehog

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      It’s SEGA

      • rainelee

        Yeah…I know.

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Meaning no

          • Anime10121

            Do ya have to be so blunt T_T

            • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

              Hey man; they bring over the Project Diva games. And they own Atlus now. It’s not as hopeless as haters like to paint it out to be.

              Hold out hope. Ask ‘em on Facebook, etc. Most importantly though, let’s wait until we see the game in-action and actually hear about it’s received in Japan before getting too carried away with wanting it. It COULD always be a disappointment, y’know?

              • Budgiecat

                At this point we need to ask at gunpoint when it comes to Sega…

                Maybe there’s some real life Yakuza we can pay off to convince some SEGA CEO’s…hanging them off a rooftop by their ankles..

                • Lelouch Vi Britannia

                  or using Geass on them. Then they’ll bring the rest of the Yakuza titles over.

              • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

                I’m a hater and I’m importing this, right

                • Pyrofrost

                  Dat logic.

                  Predicting a game won’t be localized = hater, lol xD

              • Renaldi Saputra

                they only care of project diva and sonic now, the others didn’t

          • rainelee

            I get it bra.

    • Budgiecat

      no loli moe clothes destruction or touch screen molestation or blue hedgehog spinning so probably no

      • rainelee

        Understood cat.

      • kratoscar2008

        Not that this series is any better, seryously after the 3rd shinning game these series has been going the mediocre side with generic artwork (I swear taka is the most bland character designer you can find in games that doesnt get recognition besides “that hentai artist that makes game artwork”) bland gameplay and lame stories.

        Leave it in Japan were mediocrity is okay as long as you have waifus.

        • Budgiecat

          I’d rather play these games than Monster Monpiece, Moero Chronicle, Criminal Girls, Mugen Souls, Neptunia, Bullet Girls, FFF, Omega Quintet or whatever else comes our way similar to those…

          • kratoscar2008

            You would still get trash, better translate series like the Kiseki instead.

            Shining is one of those series that survived at the cost of quality.

            • Budgiecat

              We’re like 7 or 8 games behind the latest Kiseki though…

              this one looks a bit more promising than the last 3 PSP ones; latter two being Valkyria Chronicles wannabees gameplay wise, and the first one some chibi mess.

              Also better than the mediocre NDS SRPG.

              And I never played Shining Force EXA so…

    • Hidayat246

      Don’t pull your hope so high when Shinning Force/Ark/Heart is still stuck in japan -_-

  • gulabjamal

    Plot twist: That’s not his knee.

    • Anime10121
      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        Well, they always say Elves are never well hung,.. Sega has to change their opinions. <_<

    • Comandante Bushido

      LOL

    • Spectacularity

      Can’t unsee, damn it.

    • Willgaea

      Hah.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    plz show some gameplay Trailer just 10 sec. >.<"

    • Budgiecat

      not the traditional JPN deceptive marketing way

      1)announce an announcement of an announcement
      2)show hard to see bite sized scanned pics from mags
      3)Show character reveals every know and then
      4)Show compressed gameplay pics from JPN game websites
      5)release a trailer with no gameplay footage
      6)Show a blurry 360p streamed 15 min dev interview with 5 min of hard to see gameplay and exaggerated awws and oohs from interviewers and voice actor guests pretending to be massively
      interested and excited
      7)Profit!

  • Comandante Bushido

    Sold

    • Budgiecat

      there’s just no pleasing you…

    • Samsara09

      Bought…you are now my propriety.

      jokes aside,this game looks better and better with each scan.

    • Spectacularity

      Just how much money do you have!?

  • new_tradition

    So only Kirika gets different costumes? :/

    I like Lesti’s design. Kind of has that sagely thing going for him. And dem ears… Sounds like he has some siscon potential. Sweet~

    So that’s 6 playable characters now? I guess 7 if you count the MC’s dragon form. Are more characters likely?

  • Protagonist

    This is…..the cool guy of the group.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I’m not alone on this when I see the feathered bird and think “Chocobo Ripoff”. Regardless though I wanna see gameplay of this.

  • equalequation

    Finally something for the girls. If the Shining series keeps its trends, he could be the only one, but hey. These days, just ONE of them is cause for Yay.

    • DrForbidden

      I’m pretty sure the protagonist being a bishounen is also something targeted at girls, as is the rock star character whose name I can’t remember.

      • equalequation

        A protag being a bishounen isn’t targeted at girls, it’s called ‘what protagonist isn’t good-looking in some way these days?” Even the protagonist of the shiftiest anime/manga/game look attractive these days, not that I’m complaining.

        But there is a rock star character? Gosh, I must have missed that article. Thanks for the heads-up, I’ll go look around for it! :D

        • DrForbidden

          It’s the red-themed guy with a coat and an electric guitar-cum-axe.

        • Budgiecat

          ‘what protagonist isn’t good-looking in some way these days?”

          Nier
          Kane & Lynch
          Max Payne
          Fat Princess
          Yoshi
          Captain Rainbow
          Youkai Watch MC

          • equalequation

            Budgiecat : please don’t conflate Japanese and Western design sensibilities. With the context being what it is, it’s obvious that I’m talking about Japanese games. (Western games just likes their protags gruffy.)

            As far as those are concerned : Nier was a pretty boy in the original JP version. I’m sure Yoshi would be quite handsome if you’re a dinosaur, and the Youkai Watch MC would certainly grow up into a rather good-looking dude. (Unless you’re into shotas, in which case, uh, I guess there’s nothing really wrong with him right now.) IDK I think Nick’s pretty cute.

            • Budgiecat

              Knight’s Contract MC
              NeverDead MC
              Quantum theory MC
              Deadly Premonition MC
              Cho Aniki MC’s
              Muscle March MC’s
              Phantom Dust MC
              Mario & Luigi
              Dragon Quest: torneko: the Last Hope

              • equalequation

                Cho Aniki, Mario, Torneko….do those look like ‘these days’ to you?

                There’s actually nothing really wrong with the rest. No, not even Muscle March. What, is being really buff supposed to mean a guy is not attractive?

                And I’m not sure what you’re trying to do by trying to dig up exceptions to the rule that’s on WiiWare, for god’s sake. It doesn’t change the fact that the vaaast majority of protagonists in Japanese things these days are good-looking, especially ones with anime aesthetics. And thus having a good-looking protagonist doesn’t really mean anything in terms of fanservice to ladies. (Fat Princess doesn’t even count here.)

                (And if you’re going to respond by saying, I said ‘all protags are good-looking so you’re just telling me that it isn’t true’, you’re missing the point and should brush up on sarcasm. And if it’s a joke and you’re just messing around, well, it doesn’t come across that well. Our senses of humor don’t match, unfortunately.)

                And in any case, I think I’ve dug up old topics enough. :p

                • Budgiecat

                  Japanese women typically dont favor muscle bound guys and many JPN video game characters have an androgynous look, which is subjective at best on actually being ‘good looking’ since they tend to look more feminine than masculine. Case in point, the reactions here to new cast member Lesti, over previous male characters in this roster..

    • Duo Maxwell

      All the previous Shining games always have something for the girls, though.

      But I think it’s strange to assume that girls only care if the game have bishounen, honestly. A lot of girls love game with cute girls.

      • equalequation

        Biseinen, ladies/gentlemen, biseinen. Let’s get the terminology straight if we’re going to use it.

        Did I ever say that girls only care if the game have bishounen? :p It’s just something extra that makes quite a lot of girls happier with the game. If guys can be happy about guys’ fanservice without the assumption that guys only care about boobs, why is it odd that a girl would be happy about girls’ fanservice?

        And yes, I’ve been playing the games since Shining Tears (or was it Shining Wind….it’s been a while), I know that they always have something for the girls. The latest installments tend to have fewer and fewer nice-looking dudes, though, and I had been hoping the trend would be looking better and I’m glad that it HAS.

        In no way am I trying to start a Gender War here. I’m just happy about getting my fannism serviced.

        • Budgiecat

          but there’s no swinging long penis shown in game..

          • equalequation

            God forbid some people use their *imagination*! Our monkey forebears gave us an overactive mind and an obsession with genitals, it’s our duty to USE them!

            (….because this is the internet : in case some people don’t realize for some reason, I am joking.)

            • Budgiecat

              how often you use your genitals?

    • epy

      Thank you for showing how little you know of the Tony designed Shining series.

      • equalequation

        Please read below, thank you. I’ve been playing Tony-designed Shining series for a while, but the last ones kinda had fewer dudes.

        I’m not sure why you ALL assume I’m here to say things I didn’t when I’m just GLAD there’s a handsome dude.

  • Penemue

    Damn man this game looks and sounds so fucking good.

  • Hidayat246

    “…but he can also become an obsessive big brother type when it comes to his younger sister….”

    Incest Route Detected LOL

    • Budgiecat

      why Japan why….

  • Arvis Jaggamar

    Anyone else getting an “Eternal Sonata” vibe from this game?

    -Arvis