Sega’s Shining series returns with fantasy-themed fighter Blade Arcus From Shining: Battle Arena
Out of all of the classic role playing game series of the 16-bit era, few are as fondly remembered as the Shining line of games, which began with Shining in the Darkness on the Genesis, and later expanding to a wealth of titles, including the beloved Shining Force series of SRPGs in addition to a slew of spin-off titles for various platforms. These side stories in the Shining series have explored a variety of genres, from the hack-and-slash action of Shining Force Neo to the Zelda-inspired adventure of Shining Wisdom. Now, Studio Saizensen has announced that the team-based fighter Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena is coming to Steam July 28th. It will be priced at $29.99 with a 20% launch discount.
Set in the Shining universe, Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena is set in a world controlled by blade, magic and fist. The game includes 16 playable characters from the Shining series as they battle it out in over-the-top 2D melees.
Check out the trailer below:
Originally released in arcades in Japan, Blade Arcus features unique battle and game balance systems. The game features tag-based mechanics that allow you to select a primary character and a secondary character. You can switch characters between rounds as well as call on your partner for help using “Link Attacks”.
Tony（AlbionWorks）has created some incredibly beautiful artwork for this game, along with a pool of voice actors including Yukari Tamura, Nana Mizuki and Rie Kugimiya.
So, will you be picking up Blade Arcus From Shining: Battle Arena when it releases at the end of this month? Let us know in the comments below!