Big news coming out of Japan, as the classic JRPG series Shining Force is about to get another chance at revival on the mobile platform. HIVE, the Japanese subsidiary of Korean developer Vespa (King’s Raid), has acquired the rights from IP owner SEGA to develop multiple games based on the Shining Force IP. This deal covers a worldwide region, including Korea, North America, Japan, and China etc.
The first game of this deal is titled シャイニング・フォース～光と闇の英雄～, or directly translated to Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness. There is no exact detail on the game yet, but HIVE confirmed it will be of the familiar simulation RPG (SRPG) genre where players can nurture various characters in a unique worldview. Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness is scheduled to have a Closed Beta in early 2022 before a global launch in the same year. Stay tuned!