First announced just last week, Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness is a mobile game based on the classic Shining Force JRPG series in development by HIVE, a Japanese subsidiary of Korean studio Vespa of King’s Raid fame. Of course, this is a licensed project with IP owner SEGA in the loop as well. Today, the first trailer for the game was made public, showcasing gameplay and more!
According to the official description, the story of Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness takes place 1,000 years after the original series, though players can still meet nostalgic characters such from the previous games. The combat scene consists of SD (Super Deformed) characters on the battlefield, followed by dynamic animations. As seen, players have the chance to utilize various strategies to gain victory.
Vespa hope that this game, touted as a “masterpiece SRPG,” will satisfy both gamers new to Shining Force and also former fans of the JRPG series. Although this is HIVE’s first project, they will no doubt have assistance from the HQ team at Vespa in Korea. For now, it seems that Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness will launch in Korea and Japan first. Stay tuned for more updates!