Blue Reflection: Second Light is giving a bit of taste through a free demo on Switch and PS4 available in North America and Europe

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust announced that the demo for the Blue Reflection: Second Light is now available for Switch and PS4 in North America and Europe.

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Here is the story of Blue Reflection: Second Light as per Nintendo's official page for the game:

As the last summer day fades, all is illuminated.

With gorgeous translucent designs by Mel Kishida, as well as a story that depicts the youth of lifelike girls, based on a theme of human identity and bonding, a new title in the BLUE REFLECTION series is here!

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Under a piercing blue sky, surrounded by crystal clear water, the sun scorched Ao Hoshizaki's skin. Gazing at the summer scenery, it seemed as if the girl was left behind in a world that she had wandered into. At a school adrift in the distance, there lived three girls who had lost their memories. The only thing they could remember was their names. Ao, shrouded in confusion, begins to lead a strange communal life with the girls as they seek clues about a way to return to their original world.

One day, in this world where the school was surrounded by nothing but water, a path that led to new scenery suddenly appeared. At the end of the path was a mysterious location, where familiar things existed inexplicably. In order to grasp the situation, the girls decided to venture forward, but as soon as they took their first steps, they encountered a monster they had never seen before. But just when they thought things had become hopeless, the girls obtain a mysterious power.

In a world that seemed to be trapped in summer, young girls have lost their memories.

If the girls solve the mystery, what will they obtain?

Key Features
  • Make your very own school with "School Development"! The girls are the only ones at the school surrounded by water. You can freely build useful facilities the girls come up with, such as a "Takoyaki Stand" or "Pool". By building the facilities that your favorite girls like, or simply the ones you are interested in, you can enjoy building a school to your liking.
  • The command-style battles are even faster with "Exhilarating Real Time Battles"! The real-time battles from the previous game have been greatly improved with this title's exhilarating real time battles, allowing players to increase the tempo of battles based on the amount of time elapsed and the skills they use. By unleashing skills one after another to chain together combos and aim for maximum damage, battles will excite players with their sheer speed and power!
  • Communicate with the girls in a wide variety of ways! By listening to the girls' requests, going on dates with them, and more, players can communicate with the girls at the school in a variety of ways. By strengthening your bonds with the girls, they will develop, and new items can be obtained.
  • Explore beautiful, mysterious worlds! In this game, you explore Heartscapes, locations that embody the heart and mind of each character. At them, you can enjoy travelling to a mysterious world where the voice and memories of the character are revisited.

The demo is now available in PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop.

In the demo, you can play the "Prologue" part and the "Story" part of the game. In the "Prologue", you can experience the beginning of the story where the main character, Ao Hoshizaki, wakes up in another world, while in the "Story", you can experience the basic gameplay such as crafting, exploring Heartscape, and fighting. The characters appearing in this part are Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, Reina Miyauchi, Yuki Kinjou, as well as Hinako Shirai, Shiho Kasuga, Kirara Kuno, and Hiori Hirahara.

There’s also a bonus if the players clear and save the completion of the Prologue part. A “Bunny - Head Accessory” and "Fragment - Preparing for the Unknown" will be given as exclusive bonuses when you update to the full version of the game.

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There will also be post-launch updates as mentioned by developer Gust Studios.

They announced a number of free updates arriving to Blue Reflection: Second Light after the game’s initial release.

The first update will hit November 23 and will include all new Photo Mode filters, including watercolor and hatching, along with the ability to take photos of the characters in Reflector form.

On December 21, all new photo frames and idol poses will be available in Photo Mode, along with the ability to build a Photo Studio in school development, plus the addition of a more hardcore difficulty mode aptly named MUST DIE. The MUST DIE content throws the students into extremely challenging battles, where the enemies are not only more powerful, but the likelihood of the enemies dropping items also increases.
Additional Photo Mode updates will also be available January 14, 2022, including a Pixel Art filter, along with more unique poses to help add even more variety to your array of snapshots.

Blue Reflection: Second Light was released in Japan last October 21. The game will then be re-released in North America and Europe on November 9 in Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam. You can visit the game’s official website here for further details.