SEGA has just announced in the Weekly Famitsu Magazine that Shining Resonance Refrain will be released on PlayStation 4. This is a remaster of Shining Resonance which was originally released on PlayStation 3.
Shining Resonance was the latest mainline RPG game in SEGA’s long-running Shining series which was out in Japan on December 11, 2014, and was the first and only Shining RPG to be released on the PS3. However, there was also a fighting spinoff game Blade Arcus from Shining EX that was ported from arcades to PS3 and PS4 in November 2015.
Being a remaster of Shining Resonance, Refrain will, of course, have improved graphics. However, Famitsu mentioned that Refrain will have new features not available in the original Shining Resonance. For example, there is a new addition of Refrain Mode that will have an all-new what-if storyline. And there will be many more features coming that have not been revealed yet.
SEGA will be also releasing a limited Premium Fan Box that will have exclusive items in addition to the regular package. However, the contents of this limited box have not been announced yet either as of this writing.
Shining Resonance Refrain will be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 29, 2018. The original Shining Resonance on PS3 never received an English localization, but we do hope that this PS4 remaster will get to come to the West someday.