Action RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Receives First Gameplay Trailer

A successfully Kickstarted action RPG from developer Enigami and publisher Focus Home Interactive, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom received a new trailer today focusing on its gameplay and combat.

Focus Home Interactive is now saying platforms are “to be announced,” but last we heard it was in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with release scheduled for 2016.

Able to play with five different characters as you explore the world of Mahera, here’s what you need to know about Shiness:

While exploring the world, you’ll enter into battles seamlessly, earning experience points and learning new powers as you progress. To overcome dangers and dastardly bosses throughout the land, combat in Shiness utilizes traditional fighting game mechanics with an RPG flair. Fights in Shiness combine attacking, parrying, dodging and combos like in traditional fighter games with a clever use of elemental magic.

You’ll be able to play with (and fight with!) five different, original characters in Shiness. Each have their own unique skills and abilities, both for fighting and puzzle solving, all with RPG progression. Chado, for example, has the power to summon a boulder on his back to throw and act as a counterweight. Poky’s skills manipulate the world’s Shi to influence electrical currents, while Kayenne exploits powerful telekinetic talents.

As you level up and explore the world of Mahera, you will find parchments that unlock new skills. These unlocked abilities can take the form of boons, curses, destructive magic and hyper moves.

What do you think of Shiness?