Sega of America announced today that Shining Tears, an action role-playing title that will be shown this week at the Tokyo Game Show, is coming to the US. The spiritual successor to the Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force series that appeared on the Genesis and Sega Saturn systems, Shining Tears is scheduled to ship in spring 2005.
Offering upward of 50 hours of gameplay, according to Sega, and eight different endings, Shining Tears is an action role-playing game with real-time battles and cooperative multiplayer gameplay. The main character is a young man who has lost his memory and finds himself living in a city under siege, caught in the midst of a war he does not understand. The game's storyline finds the boy and his friends exploring the world and discovering the grim reality of the war-torn world he inhabits.
Shining Tears has received a "T" for Teen rating and will retail for $39.99.