Sega of America has announced that it will publish Shining Tears in North America. The latest installment in the Shining series is scheduled to arrive on Western shores in Spring 2005.
"Sega development has created a game with a distinct hand-drawn look that will resonate with anime enthusiasts and fans of the Shining series," said Vice President of Entertainment Marketing Scott Steinberg. "The game's Dual Battle System, which allows a player to control two party members simultaneously, adds a layer of strategy that Shining Force veterans in particular will appreciate."
Shining Tears will offer a reported 50 hours of gameplay and eight different endings. RPGamer will bring you more information about this title as it becomes available.
Update - 09.26.2004Sega has since announced that Shining Tears will be priced $39.99 and be rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. Shining Tears tells the tale of a young man who has lost his memory and finds himself caught in a war he does not understand. The city he lives in is under siege, and the reason, he is told, revolves around two magical rings of power. In a journey of discovery, the boy and his friends soon realize the terrifying truth about the world they live in. Along the way, they fortify themselves with ever more powerful weaponry, spells, and a rotating cast of allies.