A new entry in SEGA’s Shining series to be announced in the near future

By Stephany Nunneley
27 April 2011 22:51 GMT

Tsuyoshi Sawada, the man behind the Sega’s Shining RPGs, has told Famitsu that a new titles in the series is to be announced not too long into the future.

“It’s been ten years since the Shining series was re-invented,” Sawada said. “Currently, we’re preparing a title that sums up the whole series and should provide an answer to users’ curiosity. We redeveloped and resurrected the name as Sega shifted from hardware to software, and the goal for the games I’ve worked on is to target a large swath of the userbase and do something that hasn’t been done before with the series. That’s still the direction I take today.

“I can’t give details yet, but I’d like to reveal it before we go too far into the future. Shining is a long-running series, but development work largely stopped on it for a period of time.

The Shining series first landed on Sega Genesis in 1991 and has seen 28 releases in the franchise.

In 2007, Shining Force EXA released on PS2, and was the last Shining title to see an official English-language release.

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