Back in the early 90’s, there was a turned based RPG game released by Sega called Shining Force. It has been on a lot of platforms from the Genesis to Windows. It’s one of my personal favorites. Many gamers have been waiting for the next chapter…the next adventure in the series (even if it was just a little more taste) and we will not have to wait much longer. The extended remake of Shining Resonance is, in fact, coming much sooner than later. I know what you might be asking, “What does this have to do with PlayStation VR?” Let me explain…

There will be a spin-off of sorts in VR, but it may not be what you are thinking. See this spin-off is more of a chance you see…a chance to go on a date. Yes, you read that right…a VR date. But with who? Well, a VR date with none other than with Kirika from Shining Resonance. 

Image result for Kirka from Shining Resonance.

But there is more. At this time there are different modes to be experienced.

  1. The first one is titled “Figure Viewer Mode” – You guessed it…in this mode, you will get to “view” Kirika as she poses in different ways from different angles all from within the beautifully enriched and green town of Marga.
  2. The second one is titled “Event Viewing Mode” – This one you may have guessed has a little more interaction. as you will get to enjoy so said dates with Kirika, that have been reproduced and remade with some VR love.

In Shining Resonance, the play the main protagonist called Yuma. You see Yuma is a young pusillanimous man who has lived a life being overprotected. As Yuma progresses, he will learn to break his social barrier and become who he was destined to become. Kirika is a priestess and is very polite and respectful, but doesn’t see Yuma for who he is or can be.

The VR spin-off, VR Figure from Shining: Kirika Towa Alma, is scheduled to be released on the Japan PSN store on July 11th, 2018, while Shining Resonance Refrain, is releasing on PlayStation 4 on July 10th, 2018.

Until then…please enjoy…