Rainbow Skies Coming to PS3, PS Vita in 2014

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Rainbow Skies Coming to PS3, PS Vita in 2014

Hi RPG and indie fans! We’re excited to announce that Rainbow Skies is coming exclusively to PS3 and PS Vita in 2014.

Rainbow Skies on PS3

Rainbow Skies is an indirect sequel to our RPG from last year, Rainbow Moon, which was nominated as the “Best Indie Game” in the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards 2013.

Rainbow Skies on PS3

Taking a lot of fan feedback into consideration, we’ve been working on Rainbow Skies for nearly a year and are now eager to tell you more about the project. First, Rainbow Skies is a new game that takes place in a new world, with new characters, monsters, and a story that isn’t linked to its predecessor. The world of Rainbow Skies stretches over two parallel worlds, with strong visual variety, and 50 dedicated background music tracks.

Rainbow Skies is more than just a sequel. We’ll be introducing many new features, including monster taming, an advanced battle system with new combo attacks, new dungeon action elements, a new dialog and emoticon system, new treasure hunt quests, an improved side quest system, explorable buildings, and new mini-games.

Apart from providing the new content and features, we’re absolutely staying true to our roots. Fans of traditional RPG play can once again look forward to turn-based battles, free world and dungeon exploration, extensive character development, and lots of optional goodies. Including the ability to play across both PS3 and PS Vita.

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I hope that I’ve sparked your interest in Rainbow Skies! If you have any questions, post them into the comments and I’ll get back to you. For updates, make sure to check out Rainbow Skies’ official website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for all your amazing support!

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  • You took 120 hours of my life, and I want then back!

    Seriously though Hurry up and gimmie!

  • I never finished Rainbow Moon since I was hoping for Vita version. Maybe I will now though.
    It’s good to know that it did well enough for a sequel.
    Congratulations! I look forward to new features!

  • Sounds fantastic! Looking forward to getting more info. Do you have a price point you’re shooting for? And do you have plans for cross-buy?

    • Hi,

      regarding cross buy – nothing has decided so far, but we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we have more info on this. Price point will be similar to Rainbow Moon.

  • “is coming exclusively to PS3 and PS Vita ”

    …. ” exclusively to… and PS Vita” PS VITA ???

    – Am I dreaming? Sony is learning?


    Thank you Marcus Pukropski // CEO, SideQuest Studios!

  • I just want to say, thank you! for making the vita version. I have a question though: I really liked rainbow moon, but the story, I felt was lacking. how deep does the game goes with the characters and the story?

    • Hi Folklore_Legendz,

      we want to improve story and presentation in Rainbow Skies, however the game willl stay troo to its roots, so a strong focus will still be on gameplay.

      Hope that helps.

  • Obvious question: Why not PS4 as well?

    Can’t wait to touch the skies!

  • I’ll echo the sentiment – any chance for PS4 release as well?

    • We will consider a possible PS4 release after the official release on the PS3/VITA platform. Everything else would delay the project even more.

  • Says the images are private when I click on them :(

    Never played Rainbow Moon (don’t own a PS3, only Vita), but it looks interesting. Never really got into tactical JRPGs, but I’m tempted by this. Hope it plays well on Vita!!!

  • Looks great! Hopefully Rainbow Moon is still coming to Vita also. I’ve been waiting for that version to dive in and I’ll buy it instantly.

  • + xClayMeow, goes to Official Website of the game!… There, you can see more pictures!

  • Can we get a release date for Rainbow Moon on vita?

    • Rainbow Moon Vita is completely playable and in the final testing phase. However, submission process can take a few months, but will be definitely this year.

  • @10 yup they are hard at work finishing the Vita Version of Rainbow moon wooohoooo and now Rainbow Skies looks very promising !! Great work guy’s :)

  • @Stranger_Eddie, THANKS!

  • This is excellent news! And I second on when we get a release date for vita version of Rainbow Moon.

  • Is Rainbow Moon ever coming to Vita? I was waiting for the Vita version before I downloaded it for PS3.

  • Rainbow Moon was one of my favorite games last year. Can’t wait for this.

  • Never got to the play the first one, and I still want to. Just hope the Vita version comes out before Rainbow Skies. =) Very excited for the sequel and I will be buying this day one for my Vita.

  • Another Vita purchase here. I’ve got both systems but I prefer the portability if needed. Can’t wait!

  • I most certainly echo the PS4 statement… Cause I wasn’t planning on keeping my PS3 but I might have to now. Or just go Vita exclusive… Grrr.

  • BTW, I should have added, having not played RM (due to not having a PS3), I must say I’m very happy this is a brand new story. Checked out the main website and it’s looking awesome. I think this may be my first tactical JRPG I buy!!!

  • Awesome, so now I have two SRPGs to look forward to from you guys on the Vita. Now please hurry up with RM so I can finish it before RS comes out. :)

  • Welcome back to the blog Marcus! =)

    Looking forward to Rainbow Skies, Day 1 purchase! =)

  • Any word on the Vita version of Rainbow Moon?

  • Can’t wait to play it :)

  • A few minutes later the one announced a new exclusive game for Vita …

    Appeared numerous owners of PS Vita with good hopes!

    This is what the Vita needs! = Exclusive games!

    Thank you again!

  • Thanks for the reply!

    I saw you mentioned Rainbow Moon is coming to Vita too. Any chance of a Rainbow Moon/Rainbow Skies Vita bundle?

    • That’s absolutely possible, but usually these bundles are released if both games are on the market for some time. So, probably not before 2016, but just a guess.

  • I got all the trophies for RM on the PS3 and hope to do the same on the Vita. I’ve been looking forward to info on the sequel since it was announced as in development! Can we get a trailer? Thanks for the great games.

  • Normally I show up to these articles asking where the VITA version is…My wallet is ready!

  • I’m excited for this, perfect game for the Vita

  • Yeah Marcus, that’s true. Well I certainly wouldn’t want to wait that long! I’ll probably pick up RS first, then if I like it, maybe go back to RM :)

    Thanks again for the reply!

  • I’m eagerly awaiting Rainbow Moon for the Vita, knowing Rainbow Skies will be releasing for both the PS3 and the PSVita at the same time makes me a very happy camper.

    Any idea on the file size for Rainbow Moon will be on the PS Vita?

    • Hi Borshay ,

      ~1.7 GB. A little bit smaller than the PS3 version because of the reduced screen res. No worries, no content have been removed. Just the opposite, the vita version has got all the updates the PS3 version will get with the patch by default.

  • i loved Rainbow Moon! By far my favorite psn game ever. I even platinumed it. Is Rainbow Skies going to be as big as Rainbow moon? Please say it is. I loved everything about RM except the character models. Will I be able to sink over 100 hours into RS as well?

  • THANK YOU for being exclusive!!!

    – Cross Buy?

    No PS4 version?

    • Hi D-Squad3,

      nothing has been decided so far regarding Cross Buys. We will consider a PS4 release after the regular version has been released on PS3 and vita.

      Hope that helps.

  • @Marcus Pukropski

    Thanks! Kinda glad its still a few months off, gives me time to finish up some of the games I got during Sony’s Summer Sale. Too many quality games and not enough memory space.

    Rainbow Moon looked excellent but I was without a PS3 during its release, so I am eagerly waiting for its Vita debut.

    … and I just watched 30 seconds of Rainbow Moon’s gameplay trailer. You got my purchases for both Moon and Skies lol.

  • I haven’t played Rainbow Moon, but I may check out this one. And the line “…play across both PS3 and PS Vita” just made my day :D

  • Will the Vita version of Rainbow Moon have similar trophies as the PS3 version?

    • Hi Borshay,

      the vita version features exactly the same trophy set as the PS3 version. Both games supports Cross Save and that implies the same trophy set. So, your progress on PS Vita will be reflected on PS3 and vice versa.

      Hope that helps.

  • Can’t wait to get this on Vita!

  • this sounds like a Late 2014 game. :(

  • @Marcus Pukropski

    Thanks for all the responses! I really appreciate all the info! Before this blog post I didn’t realize it had a Platinum or was as long as it was. I was going to buy it when it was released anyway before, now I might explode from excitement. Rainbow Moon looks amazing and I can’t wait to play it!

  • It looks so good! It feels far away, but I’m already interested.

  • Will be nabbing RM on Vita as soon as its out. Also will grab this once its released. I’m not a fan of the cutesy aesthetic, but I must say the depth to RM (played on PS3) is shocking. That, and the additional DLC and purchases didn’t feel like they were trying to gouge you, I’m interested in what this team have in store for 2014 and beyond. New IP I hope?

  • Had to check this out once I saw Roxas holding two swords.

  • Always thrilled to hear of RPG love heading my Vita’s way. Had to hop on and show my RPG support!! Thanks guys.

  • Eagerly anticipating Rainbow Moon on the Vita. Started it on my PS3 but I figured it’d be best to wait until the Vita version comes out.

    Hoping Rainbow Skies releases on PS3 and Vita simultaneously!

    Oh, and if you guys ever have the time I would totally double dip on a Vita release of Soldner-X.

    • Hi poodude,

      we’re always considering re-releases of our older games on new platforms and the vita is especially suitable for that. Can’t say more at the moment but stay tuned.

  • This looks like this might be a great game will keep my eye out for this.

  • @Marcus Pukropski

    Are there any plans for a Söldner-X 3?

    • Hi Bigmoose,

      currently we have no plans for a Soldner-X sequel I’m afraid.

      SX2 was praised by fans and critics at the same time, but unfortunately from a commercial point of view, it was not really successful, so we’re very glad that our Rainbow Series was received so well.

  • Yay, another new Vita game, thanks!!!!

  • Fantastic news! Eagerly awaiting Rainbow Moon Vita – I played about 5 hours into the PS3 version, and have been waiting out for the Vita version ever since…can’t wait to finish it off!!! Rainbow Skies PS3/Vita day one!

  • @Marcus

    Now im sad, shoot em ups are my favorite.

    I will be buying Rainbow Skies day one.

    • Hi Bigmoose,

      I’m really sorry too – wish I would have a more positive reply for you.

      Thanks for supportings us anyway, we always appreciate feedback from the community!

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