Gorgeously cel shaded (not that I’m biased) JRPGs-esque adventure title, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, has come shining its was into full release.
Bringing along a trailer of prettiness to tell us very little about anything, but most assuredly engaging full blown “I want it!” mode for one and all. The titular Shiness, a “mysterious spirit imbued with magic”, could be the only thing that stands between the entire world and never-ending conflict.
After crass landing on one of the Celestial Islands, our hero Chado finds himself able to communicate with this enigmatic entity, and thus begins a journey for nothing so gauche as world domination, nee, we’re out to bring peace to everyone. Almost like, one might say, a shining beacon of hope in these dark times.
Oh, did I mention gorgeous cel shading?
Indie studio Enigami’s Action-RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! Watch the launch trailer promising to take you on a journey through an enthralling universe on the verge of collapse, following the fragmentation of the planet Mahera. After crash-landing in a hostile land, Chado and his friends find themselves in the middle of a conflict between kingdoms.
The Shiness universe was born over 20 years ago from the pen strokes of Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of the studio. Composed of passionate people, the independent studio Enigami went through a successful Kickstarter campaign, allowing the project to grow and gain momentum, until it was supported by Focus Home Interactive. After Enigami put all its energy and passion into Shiness, a child’s dream has finally turned a fully-fleshed indie-RPG with a bold personality!
In Shiness, take control of Chado and his four friends as they journey across a fractured world beset by a war between multiple factions. Combat is inspired by traditional fighting games, mixing fast-paced combos, parrying, blocking, and powerful magical abilities distinct for each character. Your party members’ usefulness isn’t limited to just combat – manipulate the environments around you with abilities such as Kayenne’s telekinesis and Askel’s far-reaching whip. Gain experience and level up after 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.
About Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
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… 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.