19th August 2021 – Today, KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Gust Studios introduced Mio Hirahara to the BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light cast, a character who will help drive the main storyline of mystery and lost memories. BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is the sequel to the beloved 2017 JRPG, BLUE REFLECTION, and 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.
In BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light, a number of students are transported to a mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. Mio Hirahara is the latest character to be announced to the team of heroines. She’s Hiori’s older sister, and suddenly appears at the academy after the other students have already arrived. Mio has lost all of her memories, except those of her sister, but carries with her a calming presence and aura. And while Mio wants to stay close to her little sister, Hiori begins to push her away. Can the two sisters strengthen their bond while solving the mysteries surrounding their unexplained vanishing from the real world?
It won’t be easy, though, as one day, while exploring the academy, the heroines notice something out of place. The seemingly endless blue skies begin to crumble, and a crack appears above the school. What dangers lie ahead as the students attempt to unravel the secrets of their strange new surroundings? Luckily, all is not doom and gloom in the land of Heartscape, as between exploration and battling monsters, the students will be able to bond and grow deeper connections by going out on dates. The friendlier certain characters become with each other, the more conversations they will be able to have, and will even begin holding hands to display these more meaningful friendships. During dates, characters will then receive crystals of emotion known as Fragments, with the Fragments received varying depending on how you respond to questions asked throughout the conversation.
As the game progresses, friends from the academy will also begin making requests – from the preparation of ingredients to crafting to developing facilities – and after completing each request, you will be rewarded with a helpful item or craft recipe. By clearing requests and going out on dates, you will additionally be awarded Talent Points, which can then be used to strengthen characters. Furthermore, by equipping the Fragments you received during dates, you will be able to unlock special abilities in battle!
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. Pre-orders for both of these versions are expected to go live soon, with an official announcement to be made on the KOEI TECMO Europe Twitter account once pre-orders begin.