Blue Reflection: Second Light screenshots detail Mio Hirahara, dating, and requests [Update: Gameplay introduction video]
Koei Tecmo and Gust have revealed more screenshots and details for Blue Reflection: Second Light, introducing new character Mio Hirahara, dating, and requests.
The details can be found below, via Koei Tecmo, with new screenshots/art in the gallery.
Update (August 20): Gust has posted a Japanese game introduction video, highlighting various activities with the main cast, exploration, combat, and more. We've included the footage below.
Blue Reflection: Second Light is set to release in Japan on October 21 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The English localization is set to release a few weeks later on November 9 for the same platforms along with a PC release via Steam.
For more information and screenshots on Blue Reflection: Second Light, you can check out:
- The second trailer
- Details on Hiori, crafting and the battle system
- The English localization announcement with trailer, alongside Limited Edition details
- Details on Shiho Kasuga, Heartscapes, and Refnavi
- The first trailer; details on the story premise and character cast
Mio Hirahara (voiced by Reina Ueda)
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?
[Editor's Note: Mio is a key character of Blue Reflection: Ray, the anime series.]
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!