The latest issues of Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation have first details on Blue Reflection: Sword of the Girl Who Dances in Illusions, a new title from Gust for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita featuring character design and supervision by Mel Kishida, who previously did character design for Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori, and Atelier Meruru.
Further details have yet to be released or leak from the magazine, but Famitsu and Dengeki provided a 3D model of one of the game’s characters, which Dengeki says is how the character looks when running on PlayStation 4.
Blue Reflection is the third project part of Gust’s three-game “Beautiful Girls Festival.” The first project is Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, and the second project is Nights of Azure 2.
Update 8:55 a.m.: New details have come in.
- Genre: Heroic RPG
- Release Date: TBA
- Development Progress: 30%
- Character Design: Mel Kishida
- Series Organization: Keiichi Sigsawa, Yusaku Igarashi, Kouji Natsumi
- Producer: Junzo Hosoi
Blue Reflection depicts girls growing through heartfelt interaction. It is a life-sized projection of youth that wavers between the ordinary and extraordinary with bonds—the substance of interaction between people—as its core theme.
Hinako Shirai (voiced by Yuki Takada)
The protagonist. A young girl who has garnered attention as a young and up-and-coming ballet dancer. A year ago, she decided to compete in a contest that would be her gateway to success as a ballet dancer, but injured her foot and was unable to compete. Since then, she has been unable to dance. While she has currently sealed her heart, she believes that her foot will one day heal and she will be able to dance again.
As the boring days pass, Hinako one day encounters two girls who grant her a mysterious, magical power that transforms her into a “Reflector” and gives her the ability to fight.
As long as she fights as a Reflector, her foot may one day heal. Hinako continues to fight for that selfish reason. But before long, she begins to notice. Who is she fighting? What is the real meaning of this fighting? And then—the fight that will change the world…
When transformed into a Reflector, Hinako’s appearance changes. Her hair becomes blonde and the color of each eye is different. She fights wielding a glass-like, transparent sword.
Yuzuki Shijou and Raimu Shijou (voiced by Marika Kouno and Sawako Hata)
The two girls that appear before Hinako are sisters Yuzuki Shijou and Raimu Shijou. They grant Hinako the Reflector power.
The magazine introduces a number of students that appear as your classmates. You can deepen your bonds with your classmates by interacting with them. Your bonds with these people are a major theme of the game.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.