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New Shining Hearts characters, info on MOE system

By Janelle | August 23, 2010 at 5:15 am

Here are images, screenshots, and info for the upcoming Shining Hearts for Sony PSP.

Bard-Prince Ragnus:
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He’s the prince of Wyndaria and Rufina’s older brother. He likes to play his harp in the castle gardens. On the outside, his mannerisms might seem frivolous, but deep down, he’s really a dependable leader for the group. He attacks with a sword, and can summon a sword of light.

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Tea Princess Rufina:

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She’s a gentle, kind and tender princess of Wyndaria. Rufina is also a bit of an herbalist, growing tea and other herbs in the palace gardens where she spends much of her time. In battle, she has the abilities of a priestess, healing the party with various recovery magic.

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Shadow Maid Rona:

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Rona is Rufina’s maid, and doubles as a palace chef. She can be clumsy, but despite that, she’s an expert with knives and other sharp things, which she hides beneath her clothes.

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In Shining Hearts, the MOE (Mind Over Emotion) system allows players to collect hearts through conversations and building relationships with other characters and by doing various quests around the kingdom of Wyndaria. Depending on responses given in coversations, and the time taken to choose a response, either red, green, blue, yellow or black hearts can be collected, each representing a different type of emotion (such as anger, happiness, or hatred). Hearts can be both gained and lost, and seem to also have some use in battle, though exactly what use isn’t clear.

Shining Hearts is scheduled for a Q4 release in Japan, with no announcement as to other localizations at this time.

Here is the first promo video:

Source: Famitsu Online

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