New Shining Force EXA Screenshots and Game Info

Yesterday evening Sega released a small batch of new screenshots and an updated fact sheet revealing further story and gameplay details for Shining Force EXA, their upcoming PS2 RPG due out in Spring 2007. Take a gander at the new screens below and continue reading for the game fact sheet:

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Shining Force EXA Facts:

Platform: PlayStation 2
Category: RPG – Roll Playing Game
Developer: SEGA Studios Japan
Release: Spring 2007
ESRB rating: RP– Rating Pending

Game Overview:

Shining Force EXA plunges gamers into stunning interactive worlds of swords and sorcery that the classic series is best known for. An all-new Fortress System brings deeper strategic elements than ever before, allowing players to develop their home base into a thriving arsenal that will ensure their success in battle. As either Toma, a talented sword fighter boy, or Cyrille, a cunning female sorceress, players will restore order in a world ravaged by decades of war. They will lead their battle parties into combat with strategic campaigns and defend their home base against the encroaching beasts.

Key Features:

  • Tactical battles with deeper strategy. Implement aggressive offensive and defensive strategies to protect your fortress and fend off encroaching enemies.
  • Defend your Fortress with your own battle style. When you’re not leading your battle party, guard your base with five battle types – Basic Mode, Bombardment, Recovery, Enemy Scouting, and Absolute Defense.
  • Two playable heroes in one adventure. Bring peace to the war torn region with Toma’s one-handed and two-handed sword attacks or Cyrille’s long-range magic spells and crossbow attacks.
  • Revamped Party AI. Utilize the specific battle tactics of your party members for more power and range in battle.
  • Develop and customize your warriors. Upgrade your character through battle experiences and customize them with hundreds of items and weapons to make the ultimate warriors.
  • Alter the behavior of your party members. By equipping different items on party members, players will be able to tune the behavior and personality of the characters.
  • Enhanced Power Arts System. Players will master different Power Arts and unleash a wide variety of powerful magic attacks.

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