while searching for Landstalker artwork I stumbled upon a webpage which seems to belong to Yoshitaka Tamaki, our well beloved SF artist.http://white-surge.secret.jp/
In one of this websites sections I found around 35pieces of a doodle/sketch with japanese text for the intro of Shining Force. One of these pics showing the part where Lowe carries the exhausted Max from the shore to the town - the pic which can be found in the JP SF manual and which looks right taken out of the game.http://white-surge.secret.jp/sf_st00001.htm
Im really really interested in what the text is about? Mostly because Max seems to have brought the Sword of Light with him (from the past?), which would mean its not Guardianas treasure since hundred of ages?!
Has anyone ever seen these pictures? Im searching the net for Tamaki/SF art for ages, but never discovered this. Also thought Tamakis site (Salamander) was down since some years.
As a huge Tamaki fan I can tell, that these sketches werent made during SF1 development. But they are clearly too young for RODD. I think he made them probably between 1996 and 1998 (Feda2, Climax Landers time) so the story might be orginal and not "updated"