Fighter-Inspired RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Coming to PS4

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Fighter-Inspired RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Coming to PS4

Hello everybody! Today we’re here to show off Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. For those of you living under an Amos beast’s tail, Shiness is our upcoming RPG with dynamic fighting game-inspired combat.

Our story begins with Chado, a young Waki, who happens upon a mysterious spirit called a Shiness. This being refers to itself as Terra, and tells him that destiny has other plans for his life. Chado and Terra must go on a journey to find The Land of Life, which is located on a faraway Meteora (space island to simple folk).

The road to the Land of Life leads Chado and his four companions right into the middle of a war between two neighbouring nations, and a manhunt for two fugitives on the run. If Terra is right about all of this, these seemingly unrelated events may have an unseen web that binds them all together.

While exploring the world, you’ll enter into battles seamlessly, learning new powers as you progress. Fights in Shiness combine attacking, parrying, dodging and combos like in traditional fighting games with clever use of elemental magic.

You’ll be able to play as five different and original characters in Shiness. Each have their own unique skills and abilities, both for fighting and puzzle solving. Chado, for example, has the power to summon a boulder on his back to throw and act as a counterweight. Poky’s skills manipulate the world’s Shi to influence electrical currents, while Kayenne exploits powerful telekinetic talents.

This gives you a taste of what’s to come for Chado and his friends in Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, which comes out later this year on PS4.

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  • Okay, this sounds awesome. This game has my attention.

  • Wow, this looks very cool!

  • This looks awesome and original, def keepin an eye on this.

  • Roses are red, you have my Wallet, INSTANT BUY !!!!

  • Is the battle system inspired by Legend of Legaia? I adore that game. This looks incredible, like something you’d see from Level 5. I am very interested in this.

    • Hello jutke13!

      Wow thank you!

      It’s an honor to compare our game to level 5. Actually we are just indies developpers and we worked very hard to have this render.

      The battle system has been inspired by naruto ninja storm games, but also a lot of fighting games.

      We also added a Tag System with a Gambit ( FF12 / Dragon Age ) System to the team that is fighting with you.

  • Ive been interested for awhile (and no the battle system isnt like Legaia.. In Legaia you actually had to input commands… this game actually plays like a fighting game. All the battles are one on one.. witch support characters (for both enemies and your team) standing outside the battlefield that can do stuff.

    Now since this is an indie game i expect to not hear anything about it for months… then they say itll come out this year…. then itll get delayed til next year… than we’ll finally get it at the END of 2017 or beginning of 2018 when we’ve forgotten about it.. like ALL indie games that get Kickstarted and never not only hit their projected release date but miss it by YEARS.

    • Ah, I wasn’t sure what the battle system was like since it’s not in the trailer. Game still looks really great though.

    • Focus Home Interactive is a smaller publisher/developer. Usually thete games miss the mark by one weird mechanic or another. But I’ve noticed they ate getting better everything. I really hope this is there hit title.

  • This is intriguing……I can’t wait to check this out.

  • I really hope this comes out this year. As an indie though, any chance of a physical copy? This looks really good and something I would prefer to have a disc for.

  • give me gameplay footage

  • I am interested. I hope Focus nails it with this one. I really like what they try to achieve. This looks to be another step for them.

  • Been watching this for years every since pledging to your Kickstarter. SO HAPPY to see how far its come! I cannot wait to play this – while this looks like it’s own thing, this also has always looked the closest we’ll ever get to a new Ubi Soft Naruto game or CC2 “Little Tail Bronx” game (Tail Concerto, Solatorobo, etc.). This looks so good and charming, and always has – I was pumped when you guys got Focus Home Interactive onboard and I’m just thrilled to see you’re launching soon :D

    • Yay!

      I’m so happy to meet someone who backed on kickstarter!

      Thank you very much, we are working very hard to make you happy. Our best reward would be making people who believed in us very satisfied about the game.

  • I expected to read something about the developing team. Enigami? Guess I’ll look it up.

  • OMG….I’ve been waiting years for this game!!!

  • First time hearing about this game and I have to say I’m very interested. Looks fresh, yet familiar. We can never have too many RPG’s! Look forward to hearing and seeing more about this game in the future.

  • Man…. This looks so good. I hope it has turn-based fighting just like the classic Shining Force.

    • Actually it’s more Naruto-ish or Dragon Ball-ish.

      This is something new i think in RPG to have a battle system that is a real fighting game. Please have a controller it’s better to play with :).

  • Cooolll, really like the arts and the gameplay in trailer.
    Good luck for the development, I am waiting the release date.

  • Backed the game and it’s super exciting to see the Blog post here! Looking forward to the release :D Keep up the great work!

  • I want it now. Can I have it now? Please?

  • As a backer, I’m really excited for this to finally come out!

  • I’ve been following this game since the Kickstarter, but I didn’t donate at all because I thought it was too ambitious. Apparently, whoever is heading this project knows their stuff. I’m impressed and I”ll definitely buy this game.

    • I can understand why you didn’t donate, no one on the team had great experience on doing RPG like Shiness.

      Anyway, we are doing everything we can since a couple of years to make Shiness a great RPG that i hope you will love like we do!

      It’s indeed ambitious, especially when you have to plug a real Fighting Game in a RPG =)

  • The game shows potential very close two big studio games, music wise sounds too good to be true and this is honest, loved the music! Now I feel bad I did not kickstarted this awsome RPG! So: awsome game, excited as one can but their is a question that must be asked: How about a Collectors?!? In all honesty the game has my attention and day one purchase! Great to see so much passion into a game! It shows! Congratulations!

  • I kickstarted this game soooooooooo long ago. There hasn’t been an e-mail from them since MAY! Then this. Hopefully they haven’t forgotten about us

    • We would never forget you, don’t worry for that! Actually we think of you everyday and we hope that you will like your rewards ;)

      As you know we are a small team and it’s quite difficult to make a lot of communication around the game for us.

      Focus Home Interactive is helping us a lot to make a great game and thanks to us we can be here talking with you guys :)

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