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Shining Nikki (闪耀暖暖) is a mobile game developed by Paper Studio (previously named SuZhou Nikki Co., Ltd). It is the fourth game in the Nikki Up2U series.

PlotEdit

Being the successor of Love Nikki, Shining Nikki acts as its sequel as well. In order to prevent a future where Miraland is destroyed by the Sea of Memories in Year 680, Nikki travels back in time to Year 0 in a structure called "the Ark". Her mission is to stop Lierlide, the legendary designer who she believes is responsible for Miraland's destruction.

For more information on the characters, please see Shining Nikki Characters. For more information on the main story chapters, please see Shining Nikki Chapters.

GameplayEdit

Similarly to Love Nikki-Dress Up Queen!, Shining Nikki is a dress-up game with RPG elements. The players play as themselves who were summoned by Nikki to her inner world through the power of the Gate of Heart. The player uses Nikki as a model through various styling battles while wearing a variety of clothing obtained through gameplay and with the aid of "The Shadow of Designer". The Shadow of Designers are basically cards of the designers of the suit. The player could upgrade, star up and "awake" them to strengthen the cards' power in styling battles and unlock dyed clothes, personal information of the designers and stories of them when they designed that certain suit.

There are three types of stages: Main, Challenge and Maze of Hearts. The Main stages tell the main storyline. The Challenge stages tell stories about the side characters that were not usually involved in the main storyline. The Maze of Hearts stages explore the history and backstories of the main characters. Every chapter of the Main stages come with a rare suit recipe and Maze of Hearts stages with a super rare suit that the players can complete for free. The players can also obtain free suits from the Apple Federation Apparel Group shop and by participating in the "Battle of the Sea of Memories" and investigating various designers for the magazine from the "Designers' Intelligence Divison".

There are in total of three permanent pavilions. Apart from the Pavilion of Mystery and Pavilion of Fantasy, there is also a Pavilion of Fantasy~Flowing Light. In this Pavilion, every 7 to 10 days, the chance of getting one super rare suit and one rare suit from the Pavilion of Fantasy is increased. Every so often, new suits that are not included in the Pavilion of Fantasy may also be added for a limited amount of time.

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NamingEdit

Country/Region Title Romanized English
Mainland China 闪耀暖暖 Shǎnyào nuǎn nuǎn Shining Nikki
Hong Kong/Taiwan 閃耀暖暖 Shǎnyào nuǎn nuǎn Shining Nikki

ReleasesEdit

Country/Region Date Publishers
Hong Kong/Taiwan April 10, 2019 (Open beta) PWB Play Entertainment
Mainland China August 6, 2019 Paper Studio / SuZhou Nikki Co., Ltd

Regional Remarks Edit

Taiwan/Hong Kong Edit

There are two separate servers for this version. Players with a UID beginning in 1 will play in the first server (一區), while players with a UID beginning in 2 will play in the second server (二區). Players can choose which server to play in when they start their game. The servers are also named after locations in Shining Nikki, with the first server being named after Lodden City (洛登城) and the second server named after Qingyun City (傾雲城).

Mainland China Edit

There are in total of seven servers for Mainland China: two for iOS, five for Android. It had been ranked as the top 10 most profitable mobile games in Mainland China since its release.

TriviaEdit

  • Shining Nikki bears a strong resemblance to Mr Love: Queen's Choice in terms of design and gameplay:
    • Music, art and UI design
    • The prevalence of the card (karma) system for artwork, story and scoring
    • Social media posts
    • Voice actors
  • Shining Nikki was featured in the Taiwanese edition of mina magazine, both on the cover and in a spread. The spread listed Nikki's favourite foods and snacks.

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Games
Nikki UP2U: A dressing story Hello Nikki-Let's Beauty Up Love Nikki-Dress Up Queen! Shining Nikki
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