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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



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.

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.

Production 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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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
94 №72, p74-76[7]
87 №58, p14[8]
93 №33, p56/57[9]
73 №1997-44, p205[10]
92 №, p8Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[11]
Sega Saturn
86
Based on
10 reviews

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1998-05-28: Gamers Determine Destiny or Death in Shining Force 3 for Sega Saturn!
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 201.pdf, page 69
  3. File:CVG UK 200.pdf, page 44
  4. File:Shiningforceiii sat us manual.pdf, page 26
  5. File:EGM US 105.pdf, page 27
  6. File:EGM US 106.pdf, page 123
  7. File:Joypad FR 072.pdf, page 74
  8. File:SegaMagazin DE 58.pdf, page 14
  9. File:SSM_UK_33.pdf, page 56
  10. File:SSM_JP_19971219_1997-44.pdf, page 207
  11. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 10


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: Yuusha Teihanjouki (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)
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)