Following a successful Kickstarter that garnered $139,865 from 3028 backers and two years of development more than was initially anticipated, Enigami’s cartoony action RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom has launched on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game follows a character named Chado and four companions as they attempt to put an end to “a power struggle between several kingdoms” in a territory that they crash-landed in.
As an action RPG, Shiness features an action combat system that utilizes fighting game mechanics like blocking and dodging. The game’s skill system allows players to develop either their magic or physical attack skills in order to unlock new spells and talents. A system of interaction similar to that of Pokémon’s HMs challenges players to overcome various obstacles by utilizing each character’s unique skills.
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is available now on Steam, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store for $29.99. There is a free day one DLC pack available that gives players the option of listening to voice acting recorded in the game world’s native language Maherian, rather than in English, which would seem to imply that it’s a fairly fleshed out language.