Blue Reflection

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Gust
Release Date: Sept. 26, 2017 (US), Sept. 29, 2017 (EU)

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'Blue Reflection' (ALL) Details the Magical Reflector Abilities - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2017 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT

Blue Reflection is an RPG takes place at modern day Japan's Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School, where players assume the role of student Hinako Shirai.

When Hinako’s ballet career comes to an end after a tragic accident, she closes her heart off from the rest of the world. However, her life changes when she meets her new best friends, the magical Shijou twins – Yuzu, who is adored by her classmates for her cheerful and warm personality, and Lime, who is more logical and selfish.

The twin sisters bestow Hinako with the power of a Reflector, a champion who can manipulate a mysterious parallel dimension known as The Common. Hinako can freely move and shape this mystical realm’s beauty with her imagination, but she soon understands the very real perils that await her and her friends. As Hinako learns to treasure her companions and creates new bonds with those around her, she gains new strength to help her fight in The Common.


In Blue Reflection, as Hinako, Yuzu, and Lime leap into the Common, they transform into their magical Reflector forms which allows them to freely navigate the many puzzles and perils found in the dimension. Additionally their Reflector forms allow them to face the plethora of Demons that stand in their way of obtaining Ether Fragments!

When face-to-face with the Demons, the girls have a roster of magical attacks which they are able to utilize to defeat their foes. As they attack, defend, and use supportive abilities in combat, they will drain Ether, the source of their magical abilities. To accumulate this power they must perform an Ether Charge, which not only sees them gather more power - but also the ability to perform stronger attacks on their opponents. Once enough Ether is charged, the Overdrive ability is unlocked, allowing players to use several skills consecutively in exchange for this magical energy. Strategically using Overdrive is key in battle, as Ether is greatly depleted to allow the Reflectors to perform increasingly impactful attacks - leaving them with no choice but to perform an Ether Charge!

The Demons which inhabit The Common are not the only foes Hinako, Yuzu, and Lime will face, as devastating forces loom closer at every moment; the Sephira, gigantic creatures which harbor overwhelming powers and threaten to end the world. Facing these deadly opponents is impossible alone, and the girls will have to call upon their friends for support. Before battle, players are able to select up to four supporting allies for each of the Reflectors. When they are in a tight spot, and need the support of their allies, the girls can call for help in the form of strong attacks which will greatly damage the Sephira or utilize healing abilities to recover or buff the Reflectors’ powers. Companions not only help when called upon, but they will provide Live Tweets via FreeSpace! to provide the Reflectors with battle advice!

If players accumulate enough Ether in a fight against the Sephira, the Guard ability is upgraded to Reflect. When a Reflector uses this ability they unleash their magical power to create a barrier which even the most overwhelming of creatures cannot penetrate.


Finally, pre-order bonuses are available from Amazon, EB Canada & GameStop! These bonuses include a costume pack which is comprised of the School Swimsuit and Rorona style costume, and a “FreeSpace!” theme to change the look of the in-game social networking app. Furthermore, players who pre-order on the PS4 system will receive an Original Custom Theme. Those who pre-order both Blue Reflection and Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon will receive a special outfit for Hinako which allows her to don the armor of Aluche, as well as an outfit for Aluche which allows her to wear Hinako’s school uniform.


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