Shiness The Lightning Kingdom Gamescon Trailer

Posted by: Sam Tree | 7 August 2015

In development by the French independent developer Enigami, Shiness is an original, vibrant RPG set in a universe on the verge of collapse following the fragmentation of a planet named Mahera.

Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Shiness has attracted the attention of Focus Home Interactive, who have taken a shine to its unique style and opted to support the team at Enigami, helping them to release the game in early 2016.

    ''Focus Home Interactive is working with international studios, but also naturally partners with French studios now renowned such as DontNod, Cyanide, Eugen Systems, Spiders Games, and more. Discovering and supporting new talented local studios, and helping them grow is something deeply anchored in Focus' DNA. Enigami is one of these young and passionate French studios Focus Home Interactive would love to see emerge in this very competitive industry.'' - Cédric Lagarrigue, Managing Partner of Focus

The game will feature a vast world with multiple environments which can be interacted with using character abilities, with numerous side quests running along the main story to help develop the player’s characters and reputation. The player will control 5 characters, developing them as the game progresses, with a hyperdynamic combat system which mixes magic and physical attacks with a control scheme similar to fighting games. Players will be able to choose to develop their characters along two skill trees, either magic or physical attacks, unlocking new spells and moves along the way.

Play as Chado and his companions, travelling through the celestial islands on their flying ship. After a crash-landing on one of the most hostile of the celestial islands, you find yourself in the middle of a conflict involving multiple kingdoms. However, this explosive 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.

Shiness is due to be released in early 2016. From the official website it looks as if the developer is planning to release the game on PlayStation and Xbox systems, as well as PC, Mac and Linux.

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