The last time we saw any footage on Shining Ark, it was a rather super-short commercial detailing the romance in the game. As if to balance the equation, SEGA and developer Media Vision have released an eleven-minute long trailer [via 4gamer.net] that showcases the gameplay Shining Ark offers.
In the trailer, which you can see below, you can check out what looks to be the fantasy equivalent of Valkyria Chronicles, where players can move about freely a certain distance before attacking or defending against an enemy. Team placement and strategy looks to be important as well, with characters who can heal nearby allies or damage nearby enemies.
If you haven’t heard of Shining Ark yet, all we know so far from the story is that there’s a character named Fried who walks along a beach and finds a girl with one black wing, and whom seems to be an angel. Reminds me of another fantasy video game character… And there are other characters, but much of the story still remains a mystery; which is odd, considering the game will be released this week in Japan to the PSP on February 28th.
If and when Shining Ark will ever grace Western shores is uncertain, but for now, enjoy the tons of footage in the trailer and the screenshots below.