Shining Resonance Refrain Won't Be Censored in the West; Switch Version Will Run at 1080p Docked

Sega promises that Shining Resonance Refrain won't have any cuts, talks about an upcoming demo, resolution on Nintendo Switch, and More.

February 23, 2018

During a live broadcast hosted today, Sega provided some interesting information on the upcoming Shining Resonance remaster Shining Resonance Refrain, that has been recently announced for the west.

First of all, we learned that the game won’t be censored, no cuts have been made for the western version, and nothing has been omitted from the original. This is certainly reassuring considering that there are plenty of bikinis and revealing outfits, and Tony Taka’s style is pretty suggestive.

We also heard that a demo is likely to be coming, even if Sega’s team is still checking with the production team to make sure about the timing of the release. On top of that, we heard that all the release dates that have been floating on retailers’ websites are placeholders. For now “summer” is the only window we should take seriously.

Speaking about the release, we also heard that Sega is targeting a simultaneous release on consoles and Steam.

Sega is also working on optimization at the moment. The game will run at 1080p resolution on Nintendo Switch in docked mode, but the frame rate is still to be determined.

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We got the confirmation that the same cutscenes that have voice acting in Japanese will do in English. Those that don’t have in Japanese, won’t in English as well. All songs will be kept in Japanese and won’t have an English equivalent.

If you want to see more about the game, you can watch the announcement trailer for the west, a recent trailer for the Japanese release, another trailer from a few weeks beforea few screenshotsthe first trailer, another recent gallery of screenshots, and an earlier batch of images. We also recently saw some charming illustrations by Tony Taka.

Shining Resonance Refrain will release in Japan on March 29th, 2018, exclusively for PS4. The western release will follow this summer for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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