The demo consists of two modes: Prologue and Story Demo. The Prologue mode puts players in the role of Ao Hoshizaki — one of Blue Reflection: Second Light‘s three protagonists — to experience the beginning section of the title’s narrative. The Story Demo focuses on a section further on in the title, giving players a taste of its three tentpoles of gameplay: crafting, exploration, and battle.
Progress within the demo will not carry over the main game, but players who complete the Prologue mode will receive two in-game items: the Bunny-head accessory and the fragment ‘Preparing For the Unknown.’ These items will be available for players when updating to the latest version of the game upon release.
Alongside the demo’s release, Gust has also announced a costume collaboration between Blue Reflection: Second Light and Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, their next title. Players who own both the “Summer Bikini” early purchase bonus for Blue Reflection: Second Light and the limited time bonus of “Comfy and Casual for Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will unlock both costumes to swap between in both games.
Blue Reflection: Second Light follows three high-school students — the aformentioned Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjo — who find themselves transported to a floating academy, with their names as the only memory that remains. The three students must rely on each other to find out who they are, why they have come to this strange realm, and to find a way home, alongside exploring and battling the denizens that threaten their peace and safety.
If you’re curious about a deeper dive into what makes Blue Reflection: Second Light something for RPG fans to keep an eye on, check out our extensive preview, penned by Des Miller! Blue Reflection: Second Light launches on November 9th for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.
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