Archive for the ‘Shining series’ Category

Shining Force: Sword of Hajya and Defenders of Oasis coming to 3DS Virtual Console

April 3, 2012

Ratings for Shining Force: Sword of Hajya and Defenders of Oasis have been published on the Australian Classifications board and are likely to be released on Nintendo’s 3DS Virtual Console in the coming months. Shining Force: Sword of Hajya (also known as Shining Force Gaiden II in Japan) is a Game Gear title and was also included as part of Shining Force CD (which included the first of the Gaiden series) for the SEGA CD/MEGA CD platform as the second half of the title. Defenders of Oasis, another Game Gear RPG is part of the Oasis titles (known as The Story of Thor in some regions) available on the Genesis/Mega Drive and Saturn game consoles. though no official word from SEGA has been made about either of these titles as of yet.

Although no release platform is specified for these downloadable games, they are fully expected to be the next games in SEGA’s Game Gear releases for the Nintendo 3DS’ Virtual Console as it has been the only platform to ever receive ports of the games.


Classic SEGA Music: Warrior of the Reviving Light

July 10, 2011

Shining Force II is the classic 1993/1994 strategy role playing game by ‘Sonic! Software Planning’ (now known as Camelot Software Planning) for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. Composed by renowned video game musician Motoaki Takenouchi, the soundtrack with much of the Shining series has been renowned for it’s encouraging and lighthearted take on a sinister, war-torn fantasy world. Shining Force II is no different, with the main overworld theme being considered one of the best in the franchise. Not just a memorable tune, but an impressive use of the Genesis/Mega Drive’s sound system with brilliant use of authentic horn and drum sounds all brought together in a wonderful sweeping adventurous style.

Continue after the break to listen to different variations including the rarely heard Game Gear version and an official orchestral release.


SEGA Tribute – Don’t Stop Me Now

March 5, 2011


I made this video back in 2007 or so, when I was first learning how to use video editing tools, and that is a little more than obvious. However, I feel my passion for the company and their games is very apparent and overrides most major complaints I have with it. I put a lot of love into this for no real reason other than a thank you to the thousands – Perhaps millions of great games SEGA has made that so much of us all over the world have loved through the years.

The song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by the band Queen. After the jump is the list of games included in the video, along with the format they were recorded on in their correct order.


SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2010

September 20, 2010

SEGA had a very large presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, regarded by many as their biggest since becoming a third party publisher even. As this would all clutter up the front page of the site, I feel it is best to move them all together. Hit the jump to learn more about their announcements, see many of their new trailers and learn about their future plans.


Shining Force Cross Raid Trailer

September 14, 2010

Shining Force Cross Raid is the updated re-release of AM2’s Shining Force Cross with new levels, characters, weapons and even altered art styles. The first trailer demonstrates basic gameplay potential players can expect with the title.

Shining Force Cross Raid is part of the Shining series of games and is as of so far only expected for release in Japanese arcades.

SEGA’s JAMMA Arcade Show lineup revealed, new games announced

August 28, 2010

SEGA have revealed their JAMMA lineup for 2010, with it comes the announcement of three new titles. Initial D: Arcade Stage 6 is the sixth outing of SEGA’s arcade game series based on the Initial D comic and animated series. Shining Force Cross Raid and Border Break Air Burst ver.02 are both the newest alterations to their respective games, both of which are developed by AM2. Click here to see the full list of titles that will be at the event, which includes Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.

Hit the jump to see the teaser trailer for Border Break Air Burst ver.02 and to learn more about the JAMMA Arcade Show.


Two new Shining games announced

August 7, 2010

SEGA have announced two new entries to their long running Shining series of games for the portable platforms.

In Shining Legend players will take control of Luchs, a former prince who will visit over 40 locations and discover over 400 quests with multiple possible conclusions to the story. It is an action RPG developed by Blue Side, a Korean developer best known for working on the Kingdom Under Fire series and will be a Nintendo DS exclusive.

In Shining Hearts players will will take control of Rick and a set of sisters who all own a bakery together. Along the way, you can build relationships with any of the sisters, effecting the outcome of the game. It is a traditional RPG for the PlayStation Portable with art done by Tony Taka who also did the art for Shining Tears and Shining Wind.

You can check out the site of Shining Legend here, and Shining Hearts here.

[Source: SEGA Shiro