Shining Arc Teaser Site Appears!

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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Shining Arc teaser art

Shining Arc Cast

Sega has launched a teaser site for their newest entry in the Shining series, Shining Arc on the PSP. The site looks like it will reveal more details of the game as it gets closer to release, and so far the 3 tabs available give tidbits of information including “Story”, “Friends”, and gameplay elements under the “System” heading. From the little bit of information available on the site, Shining Arc does not seem to have any relation to the Shining the Holy Ark game on Sega Saturn.

Shining Arc is set in the world of Arcadia. The story revolves around a young man named Freed, an orphan who washed ashore on the island. He’s being taken care of by Shannon, an Elf who becomes a sister like figure, as well as Zynga, a fisherman and warrior. The story picks up when Freed encounters Panis, a mysterious girl with one black wing.

The game currently has a Japanese release date of “Winter 2012”; hopefully a more finite release date will come in time. And as I’ve made painfully aware, the game might not  ever be seen outside of Japan. Perhaps if Shining Arc gets some attention from longtime fans of the franchise, our chances of localization will increase. Until then, you can simply check out the teaser site below.


About Chris Stollings

Chris is a 28 year old gamer who joined Operation Rainfall in the fall of 2012. When he’s not writing articles or working on video content for Rainfall, he spends his time creating Let’s Plays for his personal Youtube channel, and filling in the last few missing titles of his vast (in his mind) game collection, prefering RPG’s but wont turn down a title of another genre if it looks interesting.

  • sparticus112b

    PSP??? No wonder Sega is struggling.  The game looks awesome though!!!

    • Vampiric

      psp is part of the reason they are around at all

      the psp is a more profitable platform than vita or ps3

  • Vampiric

    its localization chance is positive

  • Vampiric

    “And as I’ve made painfully aware, the game might not  ever be seen outside of Japan.”

    And as I made painfully aware that link leads to nonsense in article form

    • MarauderEX

       Want to elaborate on that? No Shining game has been released in the US since Shining force NEO on the PS2 in 2005. Without Camelot the series floundered in the US. And as others have said the PSP is a dying console in the US IF and only IF it got released it would be a digital only title on the Vita which also isn’t selling well

  • Lightthrower

    PSP again….. most of the RPGs are on the PSP in Japan and it’s a dead console here! Come on Japan, move on to Vita or 3DS!

  • This looks beautiful x-x