Earlier today, we provided a small look at Yuuma Irvan, the human form of the dragon protagonist in Sega’s Shining Resonance for the PlayStation 3, courtesy of Famitsu. The print version of the magazine, as it turns out, introduces two more characters that you can expect to find in the musically-inclined RPG.
The first of these characters is Rinna Mayfield (voiced by Ai Kayano). An elven witch who specializes in wind magic and uses the Dragon Spine Tran Rod, a wind instrument, to do her business, she’s a Dragoner sent from the elven country of Wellant to help Astoria after it finds its island of Alfheim, a former dragon stronghold, besieged by the Lombardia Empire. Although a personable and bright person, deep down Rinna is said to possess a mischievous personality, with a sharp tongue to boot. As a friend of Kirika’s since childhoold, she happens to be one of the few people that can get close to her.
Joining Rinna is Fromage, an “Aural Spirit” that takes the shape of a penguin. Deemed to be the game’s mascot character, she’s written to be picky about music and while she won’t participate directly in combat, she nevertheless provides support by doling out apt advice.
A handful of additional details have also been made apparent about Yuuma as well. In battle, Yuuma occupies the swordsman class and fights with the Dragon Roar Blade Vanderhorn, which is described to be a partial manifestation of his latent power. Additionally, while he can revert to his dragon form at any time using the Vanderhorn as a catalyst, as we wrote previously, he can only do so in a “half-awakened state” in his Progress Body form, meaning that if he uses his powers too much, he’ll go out of control and go on a rampage.
The Armonics, the musical weapons that the Dragoners use to fight in Shining Resonance, are also briefly touched upon in the Famitsu article. Possessing power bestowed onto them from dragons in the distant past, it’s written that not only are they used in the game to cast magic, but they can also be used by players to give out orders to the party during combat, either as a whole or to individual members, with examples including being able to tell them to prioritize offense and to operate freely.
Shining Resonance is set to release for the PlayStation 3 in Japan on December 11.