SideQuest Studios’ CEO Marcus Pukropski has announced–via the PlayStation Blog—Rainbow Skies, the sequel to 2012’s RPG, Rainbow Moon.
Pukropski says that a lot of feedback has gone into Rainbow Skies, with the team having spent nearly a year working on the project so far. Skies will have a new setting, new characters, new monsters, and a completely new story unrelated to Rainbow Moon. Skies will also take place over two parallel worlds, with 50 dedicated background music tracks and “strong visual variety.” Skies will also introduce new features, such as monster taming, new combo options during battle, 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.
Where fans have yet to receive anything but a teaser trailer for the Vita version of Rainbow Moon, Rainbow Skies will release across both the PS3 and PS Vita. With “the ability to play across both [platforms],” it sounds like the Cross-Save feature will also be included, allowing players to play on-the-go, and then transfer their save to the console version to keep playing at home, and vice versa.
For a closer look at the game, check out the work-in-progress screenshots and concept art below; expect Rainbow Skies to hit your PS3 and PS Vita sometime next year in 2014.