SEGA Japan has announced that they are porting the 2D arcade fighting spin-off Blade Arcus from Shining to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 via Famitsu. SEGA will add ‘EX’ to the end of the game because the game will have loads of extras, including new playable characters.
In Japan the game will get two releases, a standard that will cost 6,990 yen ($56 USD) and a limited edition costing 9,990 yen ($80 USD). All first print copies come with the character Sonia from Shining Resonance. The “Blade Arcus from Shining EX Tony’s Premium Fan Box” limited edition comes with a Tony Taka-illustrated special box, “Shining Heroine Works” art book, Shining Ark character song CD, Shining Blade soundtrack CD, and “Shining Beach Heroines” swimsuit calendar.
As for it coming west, SEGA probably wants to see how Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax does later next month. As for the characters, if you are a old school Shining Force fan, don’t get too excited since all in-game characters are from Shining Hearts/Blade (some original characters for the game too). Hit the job to see who made the cut.
- Ryuga (original character)
- Pairon Wong (original character)
- Rage (Shining Blade)
- Sakuya (Shining Blade)
- Altina (Shining Blade)
- Roselinde (Shining Blade)
- Fenrir (Shining Blade)
- Xiao-Mei (Shining Hearts)
- Melty (Shining Hearts)
- Isaac (Shining Hearts)
- Urayukihime Hayane (Shining Hearts)
- Rouna Murasame (Shining Hearts)
- Dylan Rowen (Shining Hearts)
- Rick Elwood (Shining Hearts)