Shining Force II is the strategy RPG sequel to the Genesis game that launched the series. The RPG elements of Shining Force II have been expanded, allowing players to explore a world map with locales to visit in a journey that eschews the chapter-based progression of the first game. Players become young squire Bowie as he and his friends must seal away the demon king Zeon once more after breaking free from an age old seal maintained by the Crystals of Light and Darkness.
Bowie will gather a band of 20 playable characters, and assemble of team of up to 12 to participate in turn-based combat against enemy forces with grid-based movement and ranges. Battles unfold in a cinematic perspective that brings characters to life.