Today, KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Gust Studios introduced two new students into the BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light academy: Uta Komagawa and Kirara Kuno. They join the cast in hopes of unlocking the key to each character’s lost memories and unravelling the mysteries behind this beautifully animated JRPG. BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System (playable on PlayStation®5 via Backward Compatibility), and Windows PC via Steam® and is scheduled to release across Europe on November 9th, 2021.
As the secrets behind BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light unfold, a couple of new students are transported to the mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. The tormented Uta Komagawa is the first new character to be announced. Originally introduced in the anime BLUE REFLECTION Ray, Uta is known to be quiet and insecure, but upon entering the academy, there’s an immediate sense that the other students are wary of her for unknown reasons. Joining Uta at the academy is the prophetic Kirara Kuno. While Kirara has indeed lost her memories, she seems to possess an otherworldly ability to predict the future. Will Kirara’s words about the future help reveal the truth behind her past?
The two new students join a cast of characters who look to deepen their bonds while exploring this beautiful yet bizarre new world. While at the academy, the characters can craft tools, cook, go on dates, and develop the school by building new facilities. Once outside the floating academy, the students enter Heartscape, a dangerous place where they search for clues about their past, look for items to craft, and battle monsters as they attempt to discover fragments of lost memories.
To help celebrate the latest edition to the BLUE REFLECTION franchise, KOEI TECMO Europe are offering two delightful special edition versions of BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light, a Premium Box version and a Collector’s Edition, exclusively available through the KOEI TECMO Europe Online Store. The Premium Box version of the game contains an Academy Notebook-styled photo album, a deluxe cloth poster, a special drama CD, an exclusive DLC costume, and the game all packaged into a beautiful collector’s box. The must-have Collector’s Edition version of the game contains all of the contents featured in the Premium Box version, as well as a canvas bag, an illustrated bath towel featuring artwork of Ao Hoshizaki, two mini acrylic charms, and an album featuring original illustrations.
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TECMO KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier developer for historical action games and is recognised as the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The various Warriors series of games have generated more than 18 million unit sales worldwide since releasing for PlayStation consoles in 1997. With their focus on spectacular battles, legendary characters and dramatic storylines it is these long established series which TECMO KOEI is most renowned for.
In addition to these historical action titles TECMO KOEI’s desire for innovation and diversity has seen the company establish the successful G1 Jockey horse racing series along with the political and tactical machinations of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.
TECMO KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S.A, Canada, China, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan and employs over 1200 people worldwide.
The company's continued success is the result of continuing dedication to the quality and innovative game play of its products, the energies of the technical and creative talents and most notably the enthusiasm and alliance of every single passionate fan.
TECMO KOEI constantly seeks a fine balance between entertainment, technology, art and education. With the rapid advance in video game technology, TECMO KOEI aims to provide a global audience with satisfying interactive entertainment experience. The research and development teams are expanding into new genres, experimenting with new innovations and constantly striving to provide gamers with the richest tapestries upon which to live out dreams and spend hours of fulfilling enjoyment.
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