Shining Force returns with Heroes of Light and Darkness on mobile devices; planned for worldwide release in 2022

Classic strategy RPG series Shining Force will get a new entry on mobile devices, tentatively titled Shining Force: Heroes of Light and Darkness

As reported by Gematsu (via, publisher Hive (a Japanese subsidiary of Korean-based Vespa) has acquired creation rights from Sega and plans for a worldwide release in early 2022. Heroes of Light and Darkness will be a free-to-play title with in-app purchases. Note that specific territories have not been announced, but the licensing rights include North America and Europe.

Other details have not been shared at this time.


Shining Force has historically been Sega's strategy RPG series, comparable to Fire Emblem, with most titles found on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, or Sega Saturn. While there have been some Shining titles in the HD era, such as Shining Resonance, it has been a while since there has been a new entry specifically with the 'Shining Force' name - not since 2009's Shining Force Feather for Nintendo DS.