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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #135 on: March 20, 2022, 11:54:31 pm »
Shining Force was released 30 years ago today in Japan



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Shining Force, released 30 years ago today in Japan, proves that sometimes all a good game needs is an epic tale, incredible battle scenes, and a Gort to call your own! 📖
Play it now as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack line-up!

Link : https://t.co/tV9p0uqiAJ

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2022, 09:21:05 pm »
Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness is no longer in development



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Its said that the reason that Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness has suspended development is because the lack of funds and how long the negotiations for the Shining Force IP have taken with SEGA.
According to Game Braves, SEGA never finalized the use of the Shining Force IP or at least full use of the IP.
We know many classic characters were making their return in this game but the company also wanted to make original characters. 

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/03/26/shining-force-heroes-of-light-and-darkness-is-no-longer-in-development/

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #137 on: April 20, 2022, 12:10:36 am »
The Bizarre Origins of Shining, Camelot, and— Golden Sun?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGTdqpwk0vA

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #138 on: April 21, 2022, 09:36:05 pm »
Space Harrier II, Shining Force II, and Sonic Spinball Coming To The Nintendo Online Expansion Pass

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All three games will be available in all regions for Nintendo Switch owners that have the NSO Expansion service.
What is your thoughts on the new titles? Please comment below your thoughts.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/04/21/space-harrier-ii-shining-force-ii-and-sonic-spinball-coming-to-the-nintendo-online-expansion-pass/

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #139 on: May 25, 2022, 12:05:16 am »
SEGA Early Summer Sale 2022







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SEGA is holding "SEGA Early Summer Sale 2022" for a limited time at a special price for some PlayStation®5 / PlayStation®4 titles sold on the PlayStation ™ Store.
Including Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone DX, Yakuza 7, Virtua Fighter esports, Blade Arcus From Shining Rebellion, Puyo Puyo ™ Tetris® 2, Persona 5 Strikers, and Sonic Colors Ultimate.
Implementation period : Until 23:59 on June 8, 2022 (Wednesday)

Link : https://sega.jp/special/sale/

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2022, 12:07:47 am »
SEGA introduces Mega Drive Mini 2, featuring Mega CD games – releasing October 27 in Japan

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The Mega Drive Mini 2 will include over 50 games, including games for the aforementioned Mega CD, as well as sequels, arcade ports, unreleased titles and a mystery new game.
It has also been confirmed that players can select between the sound of the Mega Drive or Mega Drive 2 for every Mega Drive game (see the in-game menu options in the gallery below).

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2022/06/03/sega-introduces-mega-drive-mini-2-featuring-mega-cd-games-releasing-october-27-in-japan/

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #141 on: June 06, 2022, 07:53:31 am »
Side question, would you say the Shining series can be Sega's counterpoint to Nintendo's Fire Emblem series?

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #142 on: June 06, 2022, 08:30:43 pm »
Side question, would you say the Shining series can be Sega's counterpoint to Nintendo's Fire Emblem series?

Yes. In fact it used to be but Shining Force series relied on Camelot while relationship between Camelot and SEGA wasn't good anymore after SEGA refuses to localize Shining Force III Scenario 2 & 3.
(to get the true ending we need all three episodes and only Scenario 1 was released in the west)

Shining Force III Scenario 1 (localized) :



Shining Force III Scenario 2 & 3 (Japan only) :





What's once considered as SEGA's loyal second party, since then Camelot decided to move away from Sega completely and have since worked mostly for Nintendo.

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #143 on: June 07, 2022, 08:35:11 am »
Yes. In fact it used to be but Shining Force series relied on Camelot while relationship between Camelot and SEGA wasn't good anymore after SEGA refuses to localize Shining Force III Scenario 2 & 3.
(to get the true ending we need all three episodes and only Scenario 1 was released in the west)

Shining Force III Scenario 1 (localized) :



Shining Force III Scenario 2 & 3 (Japan only) :





What's once considered as SEGA's loyal second party, since then Camelot decided to move away from Sega completely and have since worked mostly for Nintendo.
I see, interesting.
Sonic is often compared as the counterpoint to Mario and I often wonder what other Sega franchises, especially characters can be compared.

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #144 on: June 07, 2022, 10:06:13 pm »
I see, interesting.
Sonic is often compared as the counterpoint to Mario and I often wonder what other Sega franchises, especially characters can be compared.

Crusader of Centy to Legend of Zelda probably.







This game has originated as Shining Rogue and thus intended to be part of Sega's Shining series.
Landstalker too was also intended to be part of Sega's Shining series and had a Shining title.







I don't know why in the end they decided to change them.
May be they think too much Shining will kill them?

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #145 on: June 08, 2022, 10:00:43 am »
Crusader of Centy to Legend of Zelda probably.







This game has originated as Shining Rogue and thus intended to be part of Sega's Shining series.
Landstalker too was also intended to be part of Sega's Shining series and had a Shining title.







I don't know why in the end they decided to change them.
May be they think too much Shining will kill them?
Centy I can see why compared to Zelda, especially LttP.

But wasn't Landstalker from Climax Entertainment who were not part of Sega?

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #146 on: June 08, 2022, 09:16:15 pm »
Centy I can see why compared to Zelda, especially LttP.

But wasn't Landstalker from Climax Entertainment who were not part of Sega?

Camelot and Sonic! Software Planning weren't also part of SEGA.
Although Sonic! Software Planning was established with an investment from Sega, and took its name from Sega's most popular mascot.
(Later Camelot and Sonic! Software Planning merged into one company)
They're considered as second parties since they developed the game for SEGA and published by SEGA.

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #147 on: June 09, 2022, 07:19:06 pm »
Camelot and Sonic! Software Planning weren't also part of SEGA.
Although Sonic! Software Planning was established with an investment from Sega, and took its name from Sega's most popular mascot.
(Later Camelot and Sonic! Software Planning merged into one company)
They're considered as second parties since they developed the game for SEGA and published by SEGA.
I see. So more of corporate cousins really.

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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #148 on: June 19, 2022, 09:15:13 pm »
Happy Birthday for Shinobi (SMS), Baku Baku Animal (NA Saturn), Gungriffon (NA Saturn), and Shining Force III (EU Saturn)



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Happy Birthday!

- 34 years ago, Shinobi is released for the Sega Master System in Japan (1988)
- 26 years ago, Baku Baku Animal and Gungriffon are released for the Sega Saturn in North America (1996)
- 24 years ago, Shining Force III is released for the Sega Saturn in Europe (1998)

Source : https://www.facebook.com/sega.anthology
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Re: Shining Series
« Reply #149 on: June 22, 2022, 12:13:14 am »
Happy Birthday SEGA Forever!





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June 22, 2022 is the fifth anniversary of SEGA Forever!
Which one is your favourite?

Link : https://discord.com/invite/segaforever