We saw more Shining games get localized during the 16 bit and 32 bit days than we do in this day and age, which really doesn’t seem right. Shining Force Feather on the DS and Shining Ark on the PSP make me want to take Japanese lessons, and adding to that pile of highly desired imports is Shining Resonance for the PlayStation 3. It’s set for a Japanese release later this year, with a close to zero chance of localization.
SEGA have been acting strange with the Shining brand, from blocking YouTube videos to simply refusing to share the love with Western gamers. As I watch the trailer below I feel a little more heartache, so I’m just going to dig up Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force II once more to ease the pain.