Sega has announced that Shining Resonance Refrain is set to arrive in the West for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on July 10.
As mentioned in a previous article from when a Western release was confirmed, Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced version of Shining Resonance which arrived on the PlayStation 3 in 2014. As this is an enhanced version, players can look forward to receiving content, like cosmetics, for free and new additions (assuming you played the original version), such as new characters in an all-new “what-if” scenario, as well as rebalanced gameplay.
Here’s more about the game’s key features from Sega:
- Beautifully rendered 3D character models that bring the 2D artwork of Tony Taka to life.
- Combat supported by music element, B.A.N.D. system, to enhance your powers in battle.
- Play as a Dragon – unleash devastating attacks on your foes.
- Bond with your teammates in town on dates and events.
- Dynamic and frenetic real-time action combat.
- All extra cosmetic content included.
- Refrain Mode introduces previously unplayable characters into your party.
In addition to the announcement, Sega also released an accompanying trailer which showcases most of the game’s heroes and heroines, as well as the musical theme that the game is focused on.
Most importantly, however, it offers our first chance to hear the English voices that will be featured in the localized release. Subs vs dubs is a debate that has raged on for years now, but thanks to the presence of dual audio in Shining Resonance Refrain, players won’t be forced to stick to a format that they don’t prefer. Now, they can listen to the trailer and decide in advance whether they want to play the game in English or with the original Japanese.
Check out the new trailer below: