Shining Resonance Re:frain details new elements - Gematsu
Shining Resonance Re:frain details new elements
posted on 12.13.17 at 01:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
A deeper look at the remaster's new additions.

Sega has released new information and screenshots of Shining Resonance Re:frain introducing the new features added in the upcoming PlayStation 4 remaster.

Get the details below.

■ What is Shining Resonance?

Shining Resonance is a fantasy RPG released for PlayStation 3 in December 2014 that depicts a battle over the power of a lost dragon, with the protagonist Yuma being a young man who possesses the forms of both a human and dragon.

Fighting against the Imperial army, dragon knight princess, and a dragon slayer aiming for the power possessed by Yuma are the “Dragoners,” who wield instruments called “Harmonics” as weapons that play magical music. Changing the power of the dragon into magical songs, the Dragoners will confront powerful enemies alongside Yuma.

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

■ The Newly Added “Refrain Mode”

In addition to “Original Mode,” through which you can experience the story from the PlayStation 3 version of Shining Resonance in full high-definition at 60 frames per second, a new “Refrain Mode” has been added, which depicts a what-if story with Excela Noa Aura and Jenius Aeon, who did not become party members in the main story.

In Refrain Mode, you can go on an adventure with Excela and Jenius from the beginning that should not exist in the original story, and even enjoy night events and dates.

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

■ Includes All 150-Plus Pieces of Downloadable Content

In addition to “Original Mode” and “Refrain Mode,” all 150 pieces of downloadable content released for the PlayStation 3 version are included in Shining Resonance Re:frain.

Extra content includes each character’s extra events and additional dungeons, swimsuit idol costumes, and more.

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

■ Kirika’s Exclusive New Costumes

Two exclusive new costumes have been added for popular character Kirika Towa Alma. They are the “Dark Lotus Swimsuit” and “Crimson Lotus Swimsuit.”

Shining Resonance Re:frain

Shining Resonance Re:frain

■ New Theme Song “Towairo no Aria” Sung by Kirika and Sonia

Continuing from “Niji no Senritsu,” the theme song of the original version, a newly recorded theme song called “Towairo no Aria” sung by Kirika Towa Alma (voiced by Saori Hayami) and Sonia Blanche (voiced by Asami Seto) is included.

This theme song is the new opening song by Elements Garden, who also made the music from the original version. Of course, “Niji no Senritsu,” the theme song from the original version, is also included at higher resolution.

Shining Resonance Re:frain

■ Even More Enhancements

In response to feedback from the original version, Shining Resonance Re:frain adds even further enhancements that make the game easier to play.

Shining Resonance Re:frain

I Can’t Defeat Trishula at the End of Chapter 1!

Trishula is the last boss of the first chapter, who appears alongside Excela. Although it can be defeated by mastering the use of Guard Breaks, many players were not accustomed to the action since it was only the beginning of the game, and the boss battle became a high hurdle to overcome.

In Shining Resonance Re:frain, the difficulty level of the battle has been adjusted so that Trishula can be defeated smoothly through normal play, and more quickly through the use of Guard Breaks.

For Users Who Did Not Train Agnam Bulletheart and Lesty Sera Alma

At a certain point, the party will split into two groups. Many users who did not train Agnum and Lesty by that point faced difficulty defeating the boss. The game has been adjusted so that you can restart from before the event, even if you lose the battle.

Rinna Mayfield’s Tendency to Charge at the Enemy Without Using Force

Although Rinna Mayfield specializes in the use of Force as an elementalist, she would often attack at close range, leading people to tearfully put her in the reserve party. In Shining Resonance Re:frain, Rinna’s AI has been readjusted, so you can now add her to the party with peace of mind.

Request Rewards and Clear Status

When receiving a request, the window will display the rewards for clearing the request, as well as whether or not the quest has been cleared. Polish has been applied to make clearing all of the quests in the city of Marga, as well as side activities, easier to play.

Function to Turn Fromage Off

Fromage is the mascot character that accompanies Rinna. She is a reliable companion that acts as a navigator in battle, but there are also times when a serious scene is playing out that she might not be suited for… Users who are bothered by this will have the option to turn Fromage off in the options screen.

In addition to the highlights above, the finer details of battle actions and such have also been tuned. Please look forward to an easier to play Shining Resonance Re:frain.

Shining Resonance Re:frain is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 29, 2018.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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