Note: artwork above is from a previous Shining game, not Shining Ark.
A new game in the Shining RPG series is official, as of this week's issue of Famitsu. Dubbed Shining Ark, it's for PSP only, and developed by Chaos Rings and Wild ARMs studio Media.Vision.
Character designer Tony Taka has reprised his role again this time. Story-wise, a girl with a black wing washes ashore on a far off island at the village of Arcadia. Later on she meets up with the leader of a vigilante group (Freed), an elf/baker (Shannon), and a fisherman (Zynga - hah).
The game will launch this winter in Japan -- if a Famitsu reader and NeoGAF member is to be believed, there is "zero chance" of a Western release, sadly.