Sega has re-launched the official Japanese website for Shining Resonance Re:frain, providing new information and screenshots on the Refrain Mode and systems of the upcoming PlayStation 4 remaster.
Get the details below.
■ Refrain Mode
“Refrain Mode” is a new mode that depicts a what-if story with Excela Noa Aura (voiced by Nana Mizuki) and Jenius Aeon (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya), who did not become party members in the main story.
—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!
—Yuma does not seem uncomfortable with Excela and Jenius, who did not become party members in the main story.
—Experience a somewhat different adventure where Excela and Jenius join the party from the beginning of the story.
◆ Night Events
By “staring” at a party member in town, at camp, and so on, “Night Events” may occur during your adventure. Night Events are your chance to deepen your friendship with party members. Of course, if you become friendly with Excela and Jenius, you may even be able to see surprising sides to each of them…
—Yuma unexpectedly admires Jenius’ hair style. Jenius says that he only cuts it when it gets in the way, but suddenly suggests that Yuma cut his own hair. What would you do in this situation? Enjoy what-if conversations that were previously impossible to have!
Through M.O.E.S., the Mind Over Emotion System, you can choose responses in the middle of a conversation within a given time limit. If you choose a response that pleases the character you are speaking to, your friendship with them will deepen. Carefully choose a response within the time limit. And of course, “not responding” is also a response.
D-Tune Battle System
Real-time action battles full of exhilaration. Freely control one of the characters in your party in high-action battles where each character uses unique special attacks, powerful moves, and magic based on combo attacks.
The protagonist Yuma possesses the mighty power to transform into a Dragon at any time during battle. However, Yuma cannot control his power beyond a certain limit, and may end up “rampaging.” It is important to master the power of the dragon as not to rampage.
By singing “Rune Songs,” Kirika can change into various costumes suited to each song. When you change costumes, you can continue fighting with the new costume for the duration of the battle.
In order to use Rune Songs, you must first activate the “B.A.N.D.” battle system. And in order to activate the B.A.N.D. system, you must first build up the “BPM Gauge.” The BPM Gauge stocks a maximum of three bars and accumulates each time you land an attack, such as standard and break attacks. You can choose the “center” of the B.A.N.D. from among your party members. Even when performing the same Rune Song, you can manifest various effects depending on which character is chosen as the center.
A character’s “Personality” represents their individuality and traits. The “Kizuna Diagram” is a visualization of your party members’ “Kizuna,” which manifests through their Personality. The longer the time a Kizuna is connected, the stronger it becomes.
During battle, a “Resonance” may randomly occur with another party member. Depending on the Kizuna that connects the two characters and their Personality, the character that activated the Resonance will perform an attack or support action with the player.
Shining Resonance Re:frain is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 29, 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.