Shining Resonance Refrain’s Bonus Artwork by Tony Taka Shows Exactly What You Expect

Japan loves its alluring retailer-specific bonus artwork, and Shining Resonance Refrain for PS4 is no exception. Tony Taka is in his natural element.

on January 17, 2018 4:22 AM

There is a relevant tradition among Japanese developers, that compels them to provide original artwork for retailer-specific bonuses for their games. An important element of this tradition, is that the artwork is normally quite sexy, often much sexier than the game that inspired it. Since Shining Resonance Refrain is designed by Tony Taka, who is already known as an artist that doesn’t exactly shy away from alluring art, you can probably already imagine what you’ll see in the gallery below.

Today Sega released a nice batch of image showcasing the art Tony Taka has been working on for the store-specific bonuses, and as usual, it’s absolutely charming, showcasing the heroines in their swimwear.

It’ll be applied to tapestries, keychains, posters, smartphone wallpapers, mouse pads, microfiber cloths, and postcards, much to the joy of Japanese fans.

If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a PS4 remaster of the 2014 PS3 JRPG Shining Resonance, with the addition of a few gameplay elements and improvements.

You can check them all out below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy the first trailer, a recent gallery of screenshots, and an earlier batch of images.

Shining Resonance Refrain will release in Japan on March 29th, 2018, exclusively for PS4. According to a recent interview, it might even come west.

 /  Executive News Editor
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