Shining Blade announced for PSP!
Typical that this news would hit on the one day in ages that I spent mostly away from my desk ;)
Nonetheless, better late than never - even if everywhere else announced this yesterday!
Famitsu magazine in Japan has featured the first details & pictures of Shining Blade for PSP, the latest installment of the Shining Series courtesy of Mr Sawada.
Recent rumours concerning the gameplay style appear to have been confirmed, as the game will apparently feature a fighting system something like that used in Valkyria Chronicles.
Unsurprisingly, Tony Taka will be taking care of the character design, so let's expect a lot of related merchandise, most of which will feature scantily-clad females. Great.
Presumably related to the release of this news, Sega have revamped their Shining World site.
Shining Blade is due for a Spring 2012 release in Japan, with no news of an English release aside from past unconfirmed comments from Mr Sawada which stated rather emphatically that there will be no international release. Let's hope this isn't the case.