Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 18, 2017

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 18, 2017

Today, developer Enigami and publisher Focus Home Interactive announced that their upcoming action RPG, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, is set to finally launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 18, 2017.

As you may know, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom first emerged onto the scene via Kickstarter, where it raised over $139,000 USD. The game was originally expected to release last fall, but then was pushed to December, and then to Q1 2017, and then out of Q1 to April 18th.

Here’s an overview of the game via Focus Home Interactive:

Shiness is an Action-RPG developed by French independent studio Enigami, promising to take you on a journey through an enthralling universe on the verge of collapse, following the fragmentation of planet Mahera…

Story

Play as Chado and his companions, traveling through the Celestial islands on their flying ship. After crash-landing on one of the most hostile of the Celestial islands, you find yourself in the middle of a conflict across multiple kingdoms. However, this volatile situation might find a peaceful outcome, with Chado’s newfound unique ability to perceive and communicate with the ‘Shiness’, a mysterious spirit imbued with magic.

Gameplay

Explore a large and captivating world with which you’ll be able to interact thanks to the power of your 5 playable characters: crush a big rock using pure strength to enter a secret cave, or use telekinetic powers to activate some mechanisms and discover a back entry… During your journey, you’ll meet dozens of dangerous enemies with whom you’ll have to face off during hyper-dynamic fights mixing magic, and traditional fighting game mechanics (hit, block, combos…). Gain experience during those fights, while progressing in the storyline or by accomplishing numerous side quests. Evolve your characters, learn new skills and spells, and become the hero who will unify the civilizations of Mahera.

Key Features

  • Travel through an enthralling and interactive world as Chado and his 4 companions, and develop your characters.

  • Hyper-dynamic combat mixing magic with combos, parries, and blocks like a traditional arena fighter.

  • Develop 2 types of skills (physical attacks and magic) and unlock new talents and spells Explore and interact with a vast world made of multiple environments thanks to you and your companions’ special powers and skills.

  • Numerous quests and side-quests will give you the opportunity to develop your characters and their reputation.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom will cost $29.99 USD when it launches. However, preorders for PC are open via Steam, and via preordering you will receive a 15% discount, the Official Shiness Manga, and the Original Soundtrack.

A new trailer accompanied the release date announcement — you can check it out below: