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Franchise: Shining Series
aka: Shining Ark
The Shining Series is a series set in your Standard Fantasy Setting developed and published by Sega. The games are all set in the same universe but sequels are rarely a continuation of the preceding games; with only minor characters, locations or references linking the series together. The series is infamous for switching genres leading fans to never know quite what they're getting themselves in for.

Not to be confused with a movie called The Shining.

Games in the franchise are:

  • Shining in the Darkness - Released 1991 for the Sega Genesis.
  • Shining Force - Released 1992 for the Sega Genesis.
  • Shining Force Gaiden - Released 1992 for the Sega Game Gear.
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya - Released 1993 for the Sega Game Gear.
  • Shining Force II - Released 1993 for the Sega Genesis.
  • Shining Force CD - Released 1994 for the Sega Mega-CD.
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Released 1995 for the Sega Game Gear.
  • Shining Wisdom - Released 1995 for the Sega Saturn.
  • Shining the Holy Ark - Released 1996 for the Sega Saturn.
  • Shining Force III - Released on the Sega Saturn in three parts;
    • Scenario 1: God Warrior of the Kingdom - Released 1997.
    • Scenario 2: Target: Child of God - Released 1998 (Japan Only).
    • Scenario 3: Bulzome Rising - Released 1998 (Japan Only).
  • Shining Soul - Released 2002 for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Shining Soul II - Released 2003 for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon - Released 2004 for the Game Boy Advanced. note 
  • Shining Tears - Released 2004 for the PS2.
  • Shining Force Neo - Released 2005 for the PS2.
  • Shining Road to the Force - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones.
  • Shining Force Chronicle I - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. note 
  • Shining Force Chronicle II - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. note 
  • Shining Force Chronicle III - Released 2005 for Japanese Mobile Phones. note 
  • Shining Road II - Released 2006 for Japanese Mobile Phones.
  • Shining Force EXA - Released 2007 for PS2.
  • Shining Wind - Released 2007 for PS2.
  • Shining Wind X - Released 2008 for Japanese Mobile Phones.
  • Shining Force Feather - Released 2009 for the Nintendo DS.
  • Shining Force Cross - Released 2009 in Arcades.
  • Shining Force Cross Raid - Released 2010 in Arcades.
  • Shining Hearts - Released 2010 for the Playstation Portable.
  • Shining Blade - Released 2012 for the Playstation Portable.
  • Shining Force Cross Illusion - Released 2012 in Arcades.
  • Shining Ark - Released 2013 for the Playstation Portable.
  • Shining Force Cross Exlesia - Released 2013 in Arcades.
  • BLADE ARCUS from Shining - In development, scheduled for a 2014 release in Arcades.
  • Shining Resonance - In development, for the PlayStation 3.

It also has two Animes;

    Creator/Camelot Software PlanningBeyond the Beyond
Shikigami no ShiroTurnOfTheMillennium/Video GamesShining Soul
Bubble BobbleGame GearShining Force
Shadow KeepFantasy Video GamesShining in the Darkness
Shadow HeartsEastern RPGShining in the Darkness
Shaq FuSega GenesisShining in the Darkness
Sega RallySega SaturnShining Force III
Sega SuperstarsMobile Phone GameSimCity
Senko no RondeArcade GameStreet Fighter IV
ShenmueVideo Games of the 1990sShining in the Darkness
Power InstinctUsefulNotes/Play Station 2 Shining Tears
SaGaVideo Game Long RunnersShin Megami Tensei
ShenmueCreator/SegaShining Force
Shattered PlanetVideo Games of the 2010sShining Hearts
Shuuen No Shiori ProjectFranchise IndexShin Megami Tensei

alternative title(s): Shining; Shining Series; Shining Blade; Shining Ark
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