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Shining Force III
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP (1Track)
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 GS-9175
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99[1] 81383
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99[2] MK81383-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81383-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81383-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81383-50




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Shining Force III, known as Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin (シャイニング・フォースⅢ シナリオ1 王都の巨神) in Japan is a Sega Saturn RPG and a direct sequel to Shining Force II, both being part of the Shining series of games.

History

Shining Force III, in its western form, is only one third of the overall Shining Force III story. In Japan, the game was split into three parts (or "scenarios") - Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin, Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko and Shining Force III Scenario 3: Hyouheki no Jashinguu, however in the west, the two latter scenarios were not released, and the subtitle of the first was removed. This can lead to some confusion, as the name Shining Force III can mean both the collection of the three Shining Force III scenarios, and just Outo no Kyoshin.

The trilogy constitutes the last game(s) developed by Sonic! Software Planning before its merger with Camelot Software Planning, who served as co-developer.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Shining Force III Shining Force III
English (US) Shining Force III Shining Force III
Japanese シャイニング・フォースⅢ シナリオ1 王都の巨神 Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin

Production credits

Staff
Game Design:
  • Main: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Shugo Takahashi
  • Maps & Events: Shuji Shimizu, Ayumu Shindo, Daisuke Takagi
  • Battles: Shugo Takahashi
  • Parameters: Yuusuke Sugimoto, Kozue Akazi
Program:
  • Main: Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • 3D Animation System: P. E. Jareth Hein
  • Events: Takeshi Nohara, Akiko Sato, Yasuhiro Matsumoto, Kaoru Shimada, Norio Shimizu
  • Battle Scene: Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Ai: Kenji Numaya
  • DSP and Special Effects: Haruki Kodera
  • Character Design: Shin Yamanouchi, Hiroshi Kajiyama
Graphics:
  • Maps: Mitsuru Fukumoto, Keisuke Futami, Mitsumasa Muraishi, Junichi Ochiai, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Kanako Horiguchi, Atsuhito Sakota
  • Battle Characters: Fumihide Aoki, Hiroto Nakashima, Shigeki Kimura, Masayuki Hashimoto, Toshiaki Tanaka
  • Battle BGs: Hiroshi Kaziyama, Tomonori Shinjo
  • Map Characters: Junko Nakamura, Mieko Koguchi, Toshiaki Tanaka, Keisuke Futami
  • Windows: Junichi Ochiai, Kanako Horiguchi, Shigeki Kimura, Ayumu Shindo
Voices:
  • Production: Toshio Furuichi, Talent, Ai Maeda, Hidenao Horie, Kaneto Shiozawa, Kazunari Tanaka, Makiko Ohmoto, Masaya Takatsuka, Naoki Imamura, Ryutaro Ayuoki, Yuriko Yamamoto
  • Opening CG Animation: Links Corporation
  • Direction: Yoshihisa Hirano
  • Production: Kazuyuki Haneda
  • Art Direction: Takashi Ui, Robot Communications, Inc.
  • Storyboard Art: Keiichiro Mochizuki
  • Animation Main: Miki Sato
  • Animation: Keiichi Abe, Tsuyoshi Kobori, Masashi Watanabe
  • Animation Assist: Megumi Ishizaka, Kenji Oyama, Hideki Kuraku, Miki Gunjikake
  • CG Movie Sound Effects: Kazuyoshi Senzaki
  • All Music: Motoi Sakuraba
  • Music Guest: Takeo Shimoda
  • Sound Effects: Satoshi Murata, Masato Maekawa
  • Sound Direction: Masaaki Uno, Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Promotion Video: Atsushi Ohara, Atsushi Fujimoto, Kouichi Imazeki, Shintaro Kouno, Hiroki Touchi
  • Manuals: Studio Peace
  • Publicity: Tadashi Takezaki, Yasushi Nagumo
  • Publicity Arrangement: Masaaki Uno
  • Support: Daisaku Ikejiri
  • All Illustrations: Shin Yamanouchi, Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • Special thanks to: R.I.S. Co., Ltd., Treasure Co., Ltd., Links Corporation, Atsumik Corporation, Musical Station Corp., Aoni Production, Hiromi Kobayashi, Takashi Kitamura, Takafumi Fukui
  • Direction Assist: Yusuke Sugimoto, Shuji Shimizu
  • Direction: Yasuhiro Taguchi
  • Production Assist: Shugo Takahashi
  • Production: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Created by: Camelot Co., Ltd., Sonic Co., Ltd.

(C)Sega Enterprises, Ltd.,1992, 1993, 1997

Source: In-game credits


Product Development
Marketing
Special Thanks
  • Sandy Castagnola, Sean Doidge, James Faison, Eric Hammond, Sheri Hockaday, Jason Kuo, Lisa Martinez, Katherine Maury, Mike McCollum, Jon Orantes, Barbara Phillips, Shinobu Shindo, Jin Shimazaki, Owen Stein, Dan Stevens, Kitt Vercelli, Terry, Randall, Shane and all Saturn Fans
Source: US manualMedia:Shiningforceiii sat us manual.pdf[4]


Magazine articles

Main article: Shining Force III/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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ShiningForceIII Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP flyer 1
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ShiningForceIIIS1 Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

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JP flyer 2
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EGM US 104.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)

#104: "March 1998" (1998-xx-xx)


also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #105: "April 1998" (1998-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #106: "May 1998" (1998-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №73, p116/117
95 №77, p126/127
80 №201, p69[2]
80 №470, p34
70 №73, p94/95
83 №1, p74[7]
94 №72, p74-76[8]
87 №58, p14[9]
93 №33, p56/57[10]
73 №1997-44, p205[11]
92 №, p8Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[12]
Sega Saturn
85
Based on
11 reviews

Saturn, US
SFIII Saturn US Box Back.jpgSFIII Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Shiningforceiii sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
ShiningForceIII Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
SFIII Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSFIII Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
ShiningForceIII Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
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Disc
ShiningForceIII Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
246,835,344 CD-ROM (EU) MK81383-50 V1.005
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
249,805,920 1997-11-17 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9175 V1.006
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
249,535,440 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9175 (Alt) V2.005
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
247,750,272 CD-ROM (US) 81383 V1.001

References


Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin
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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles


Books: Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Official Guide (1997) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Perfect Navi (1998)
Prereleases: Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Taikenban (1997)

Shining series of games
Sega Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force (1992) | Shining Force II (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jashin no Kuni e (1992) | Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (1993) | Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict (1995)
Sega Mega-CD
Shining Force CD (1994)
Sega Saturn
Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III (Scenario 2, 3, Premium Disc) (1997-1998)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Shining Soul (2002) | Shining Soul II (2003) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (2004)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo (2005) | Shining Force EXA (2007) | Shining Wind (2007)
Mobile phone
Shining Road to the Force (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle I (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle II (2005) | Shining Force Chronicle III (2006) | Shining Road II (2006) | Shining Wind X (2008) | SFCE Tokei (2012)
Windows PC
Shining Tears Material Collection (2006) | Shining Wind Fan Fest (2009)
Nintendo DS
Shining Force Feather (2009)
Arcade
Shining Force Cross (2009) | Shining Force Cross Raid (2010) | Shining Force Cross Elysion (2012) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia (2013) | Shining Force Cross Exlesia Zenith (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining (2014)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Shining Hearts (2010) | Shining Blade (2012) | Shining Ark (2013)
Sony PlayStation 3
Shining Resonance (2014) | Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015)
Sony PlayStation 4
Blade Arcus from Shining EX (2015) | Shining Resonance Refrain (2018)
World
Characters | Equipment (Items, Accessories, Weapons) | Magic | Geography | Timelines
Shining related media
Albums
Sound Story of Shining and the Darkness (1991) | Shining Force Special Sound CD (1992) | Symphonic Suite Shining Force II (1993) | Symphonic Suite the Another Story of Shining Force (1994) | Shining Wisdom (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Original Soundtrack (1996) | Shining Force III Original Soundtrack (1998) | Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon Original Sound Tracks (2004) | Shining Tears (2004) | Shining Force Neo Music Collection (2005) | Shining Theme Music Shiro SAGISU Collection (2005) | Shining Tears Music Collection (2005) | Shining Force EXA Music Collection (2007) | Shining Wind Music Collection (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather Soundtrack (2009) | Shining Hearts Kaizoku Hihou Fan Disc (2010) | Shining Force Cross Raid Original Sound Track (2011) | Shining Hearts Original Soundtrack (2011) | Shining Blade Haru no Shin Seikatsu Ouen Fan Disc (2012) | Shining Blade Character Song Album (2012) | Shining Ark Tenshi no Fandisc (2013) | Shining Force Cross Original Sound Track (2014) | Shining Resonance Music Collection (2015)
Audiobooks
Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 1 Dark Side: Memories and departure (2006) | Shining Tears Drama CD Vol. 2 Light Side: Yuushatei Hanjouki (2006) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 1 (2007) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 2 (2008) | Shining Force EXA Drama CD (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 3 (2008) | Shining Wind Drama CD Vol. 4 (2009) | Drama CD Shining Force Feather (2009) | Drama CD Shining Hearts (2011)
Books
Guide book: Shining and the Darkness Koushiki Guide Book (1991) | Shining Force Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (1992) | Shining Force Battle Guide (1993) | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin Game Guide Book (1993) | Shining Force CD Koushiki Guide Book (1994) | Shining Wisdom Koushiki Guide Book (1995) | Shining the Holy Ark Koushiki Guide Book (1996) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Official Guide (1997) | Shining Force III Scenario 1: Outo no Kyoshin Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Official Guide (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 2: Nerawareta Miko Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Force III Scenario 3: Hyouheki no Jashinguu Perfect Navi (1998) | Shining Soul Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2002) | Shining Force: Kuroki Ryuu no Fukkatsu Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Final Complete Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Saikyou Kishidan Ikusei Guide (2004) | Shining Tears Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Force Master Ikusei Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Final Complete Guide (2005) | Shining Force Neo Official Strategy Guide (2005) | Shining Force EXA: The Master Guide‎ (2007) | Shining Force EXA Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Shining Force EXA Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Wind Saisoku Guide Book (2007) | Shining Wind Final Complete Guide (2007) | Shining Tears X Wind Original Soundtrack (2007) | Shining Force Feather: The Master Guide‎ (2009) | Shining Force Feather Complete Guide (2009) | Shining Hearts Saisoku Guide Book (2010) | Shining Hearts Complete Guide (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 1st (2011) | Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 2nd (2011) | Shining Blade First Blader's Guide (2012) | Shining Blade Complete Guide (2012) | Shining Force Cross Settei Shiryoushuu (2012) | Shining Ark Complete Guide (2013) | Shining Blade & Ark Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2013)
Art book: Works for Shining the Holy Ark (1996) | Shining Force III Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1999) | Shining Force EXA Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Shining Force Feather Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2009) | Shining Hearts Visual Settei Shiryoushuu (2011)
Unsorted: Shining and the Darkness Kouryakuhon (xxxx) | Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Kouryaku no Tebiki (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Shining Force Gaiden & Gaiden II Hisshou Kouryaku-hou (xxxx) | Tony's Artworks from Shining Worlds (xxxx)
Film
Shining Tears X Wind (2007) | Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan (2010)