eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios are making Rainbow Skies, a follow-up to their PS3 strategy RPG Rainbow Moon. It will be out next year and includes new features such as a new monster-catching system.
eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios, the makers of 2012′s PS3 strategy RPG Rainbow Moon, are teaming up once again to hopefully make a unanimously good game this time around. RM got mixed reviews (our own Mathew Lee didn’t like the game when he reviewed it), but a follow-up entitled Rainbow Skies is in the works and it’s promised to be better.
“Built on Rainbow Moon’s system, Rainbow Skies is a completely new game that is set in a new world with new characters and a new story,” said SideQuest’s CEO Marcus Pukropski in a press release. “A lot of feedback has been taken into consideration and we are confident that Rainbow Skies will offer an even deeper and more versatile gameplay experience, while staying absolutely true to its roots. We can’t wait to show more of Rainbow Skies to our fans.”
Some new features include catchable and upgradable monsters that can join the player’s party, an advanced battle system with new combo attacks, and an improved side-quest system. There’s also new treasure-hunt missions, dungeon elements and mini-games, and various buildings can be entered and explored as well.
RS is in an “early development stage” and is planned for a console and handheld release in 2014. No specific platforms were mentioned, but they will be revealed in the “near future.” I never played the first game, but these work-in-progress concept screenshots for RS look beautiful. I already like it! Hopefully the actual game will be just as good.