Blue Reflection: Second Light Introduces Mio, Fragments, Requests
Koei Tecmo and Gust provided new details and media for the upcoming Blue Reflection: Second Light. The update introduces the character Mio Hirahara and goes into more details about Fragments and character requests. In addition, Gust released a new video showing nearly eight minutes of Japanese gameplay footage.
Mio Hirahara is Hiori’s older sister. She appears in the academy after all of the other characters that has been revealed so far and has lost all of her memories other than those of her sister. However, while Mio wants to stay close to Hiori, Hiori starts to push her away.
Between the characters’ trips to explore and battle their way through Heartscape, they get the opportunity to relax and improve their bonds. As the characters relationships build, they will have more conversations and be able to go out on dates. During dates, they can obtain crystals known as Fragments, with the Fragments received depending on the responses players select to questions during the dates. These Fragments can then be equipped to provide special abilities in combat. Characters will also start to make requests covering an array of tasks, including collecting ingredients, crafting items, and building new facilities. Completing a request will provide players with a useful item or a new crafting recipe. Clearing requests and going on dates will also provide Talent Points that can be spent to strengthen characters.
Blue Reflection: Second Light is a sequel to Blue Reflection and follows Ao Hoshizaki and her friends, who lost their memories and are transported to a mysterious floating academy. While looking for a way home, they find an area around the academy they name Heartscape. In Heartscape, they discover various crafting materials as well as shining fragments that restore parts of their memories. The game will be released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on October 21, 2021, with releases in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch as well as PC worldwide set for November 9, 2021.