Old Series Gets a Modern Makeover
a new Shining Force title will be hitting the PS2 in 2005. The game
will feature the same hero, Max, as was present in the original
Genesis Shining Force title. This time, the character design is
being redone by Yuriko Nishiyama, who was the artist behind Dragon
Voice (a manga that ended last year). So far, besides Max being
present, there are details on only two other characters...and vague
details at that...there will be a love interest for Max and a
mysterious swordsman (what RPG doesn't have one of these...is this
even news, or is it a requirement of RPGs?).
the information that I'd most want is missing as of yet. There is no
detail, considering Max is the hero of the original title, if the
game will be a remake of SF, if it will be a sequel, or some
half-assed prequel (I say half-assed since he was a level 1 rookie
on the original). My personal guess would be a remake since Max has
not seen the light of day for a long time now, so it would be hard
to introduce a new story to a character we don't remember. Also,
lacking is any detail of if there will be a stateside release. I'm
personally guessing there will, only because of the recent influx of
successful strategy titles for the US (FFTA...blah..., Disgaea, La
Pucelle Tactics, Arc the Lad 4, Phantom Brave).
keep you all updated as info becomes more clear on the game and the
nature of any release in the US.