The world of Shining Force EXA has long been steeped in devastating wars and oppression. Two bitter nations wage constant war upon each other by summoning armies of beasts and demons. Now, decades later, neither side has gained any perceivable advantage over the other, while the world and its people lay ravaged and devastated by the ceaseless fighting. Players take the role of two characters in Shining Force EXA; Toma, a warrior who holds the power to wield the Shining Force, is destined to unite the divided world in which he lives; and Cyrille, a powerful sorceress who fights to create a better future for her homeland. Together Toma and Cyrille embark on a quest to bring peace and order back to their war-ravaged world.
Shining Force EXA debuts an innovative Fortress System by which players manage the growth, layout, and defense of the Geo Fortress, the player's home base. As players leave the Geo Fortress to go on missions and quests, they are kept abreast of events at the fortress. If at anytime the Geo Fortress is attacked during the quest, players must switch between parties and use members from the defensive force that were left to protect the fortress from invasion. The Geo Fortress can evolve during the game to match players' personal style and tactics.
An all-new Fortress System brings deeper strategic elements than ever before, allowing players to develop their home base into a thriving arsenal that will ensure their success in battle. As either Toma, a talented sword fighter boy, or Cyrille, a cunning female sorceress, players will restore order in a world ravaged by decades of war. They will lead their battle parties into combat with strategic campaigns and defend their home base against the encroaching beasts.
- Tactical battles with deeper strategy. Implement aggressive offensive and defensive strategies to protect your fortress and fend off encroaching enemies.
- Defend your Fortress with your own battle style. When you’re not leading your battle party, guard your base with five battle types - Basic Mode, Bombardment, Recovery, Enemy Scouting, and Absolute Defense.
- Two playable heroes in one adventure. Bring peace to the war torn region with Toma’s one-handed and two-handed sword attacks or Cyrille’s long-range magic spells and crossbow attacks.
- Revamped Party AI. Utilize the specific battle tactics of your party members for more power and range in battle.
- Develop and customize your warriors. Upgrade your character through battle experiences and customize them with hundreds of items and weapons to make the ultimate warriors.
- Alter the behavior of your party members. By equipping different items on party members, players will be able to tune the behavior and personality of the characters.
- Enhanced Power Arts System. Players will master different Power Arts and unleash a wide variety of powerful magic attacks.
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