New Shining Title To Be Announced Tonight

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Series producer of the Shining series, Tsuyoshi Sawada, recently teased about a new entry in the franchise in a series of tweets on Twitter:

“Tomorrow there will be a little announcement, so fans please look forward to it. You’ll know it when it becomes morning. We’re trying out a new genre with the Shining series. Starting with this, I’ll be doing a lot of things this year.”

The next tweet came soon after, including this:

“The project that will be announced tomorrow is not an RPG. I’ve changed our [Twitter] icon to a meaningful image.”

Coincidentally, Nintendo’s latest Nintendo Direct will also broadcast in the same time span as the new game’s announcement. The possible announcement will be for the game to be on Nintendo’s hardware perhaps? Possibly not as well, as these have happened before with two announcements coinciding with each other.

The PSP entries, like other entries, never left Japan; so it would be a welcome surprise to see if this game gets localized, but best not to get your hopes up.


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  • Thaelyn

    WTB some sort of return to the Shining roots, please. Shining Force 4? Updated versions of 1/2/3? Something like that would be wonderful.

  • Vinicius

    Now that Sega owns Atlus I hope that Atlus is the one handling this game.

  • I hope by “not an RPG” he means they’re making a traditional Shining strategy/tactics game. But I’m afraid it means they’re making, like, a free-to-play card collecting thing. That’s pretty much what I jump to as soon as anyone says “We’re reviving Retro Game Series X!”

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Not Shining Force 4? Don’t bother.

  • Thanatos2k

    Not an RPG? Not a strategy game? Not interested.

  • Killian

    just love the shining series! I like a lot the old one but i still resllynlove the more action one like shining force exa or playing 2 players shining tears !!