Publisher KOEI TECMO America and developer Gust Co. Ltd. have announced BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light, the sequel to the 2017 JRPG BLUE REFLECTION.
BLUE REFLECTION was released back in 2017 and unfortunately to mixed reviews. It scored a 7 out of 10 from RPG Site, a 4 out of 10 from PushSqaure and 66% on Metacritic. Since then, however, it has garnered quite the fan base and become a cult classic of sorts. Now, Gust Studios, the folks behind the original game, is working on a sequel. It looks set to improve on the sequel in many ways while still staying faithful to what made it so brilliant in the first place. Fortunately, while the game is set to release in Japan first, a Western localisation will release only a few weeks later.
You can watch the announcement trailer for BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light here.
What Is BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light?
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is a JRPG that follows the adventures of three students who find themselves whisked away to a mysterious floating academy. These students, Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo and Yuki Kinjou, must search for clues in order to find their way back home. Throughout the course of the game, players will spend their time battling monsters, building friendships, crafting items and getting one step closer to uncovering the mystery. It seems like there’s going to be a lot of content in BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light. Here’s some of what you can expect when it releases later this year:
- Experience a mysterious narrative centered around three students trapped in an unknown world with only their names as memories
- Battle monsters in unique dungeons by using your various abilities
- Players can build their “ideal academy”
- Craft items together with the other characters to trigger “special conversations” and deepen your bonds
- The character designs are being done by famed illustrator Mel Kishida
Release Date & Price
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light will release in both Europe and North America this November 9th. It is releasing on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (playable on PlayStation 5 via Backward Compatibility) and Steam.