BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light was recently revealed on July 29 by publisher Koei Tecmo, to be released in a few short months. Today more information was given to the community about brand new interesting characters, battle systems, and even details on the new land that the experience takes place in. JRPG fans will have their hands full with this highly awaited sequel to the first installment in the franchise.
The game takes place in a mystifying floating school academy with the lands which appear around it being referred to as the ‘Heartscape’. The main protagonists of the game are three students by the names of Yuki Kinjou, Ao Hoshizaki, and Kokoro Utsubo. All of whom perplexingly appear within the academy aforementioned. It is their job to find out why they are there through touching and finding memory shards, work out who they truly are, and discover how to get back to where they came from. Today we learned of two additional characters, Hiori Hirahara and Shiho Kasuga, who will also be joining the protagonists of the game.
The battle system of BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is undertaken through the use of rings which can be used to summon powerful weapons to defeat monsters, change appearances, and become ‘Reflectors’ to fight enemies in an enjoyable, fast-paced and entrancing real-time battle system. Unique skills can be used over the course of battle after gaining enough ‘Ether Points’ to use them. These skills can also be used with others at the same time. Furthermore, combo multipliers matter in this JRPG, as a higher combo score means a faster speed of battles and higher percentages of damage dealt unto the minacious enemies. Not only that, but when the combos are linked, a special ‘signature attack’ named the ‘One-on-One Finisher’ can be utilized by the party.
Beautiful visuals and music, an alluring story, and an expansive battle system all await players on their journey.
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light will be released on November 9 for Nintendo Switch, PC on Steam, and PS4, however, it can also be played on a PS5 via backward compatibility. JRPG fans have a lot to look forward to this Winter!