Sega’s Shining Force Is Coming Back, But…

Good news, strategy RPG fans: the classic Shining Force series from Sega is making a comeback.

The bad news, depending on how you look at it? It’s coming back as a mobile game. According to, developer Hive (a subsidiary of Korean company Vespa) has recently licensed the rights to make Shining Force games for mobile. The next Shining Force game in a very, very long while will be called Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness (Shining Force: Hikari to Yami no Eiyuu) and will be out in the first half of 2022 worldwide.

Just like most mobile RPGs, the new Shining Force will be a free-to-play title with item-based in-app purchases. The game will be distributed in Japan, South Korea, North America, Europe, and other Asian countries. So there’s a chance it’ll be out in English and may piss off a few retro gaming fans hoping to see a next-gen Shining Force game. All six of them.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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