Rainbow Moon is one of those rare RPGs that somehow manages to sneak by most gamers despite its outstanding quality. The tactical RPG had that charm and personality rare in our day and age. Ah, if only there were more games like Rainbow Moon. Luckily for us, developers SideQuest Studios agrees with us and have just announced their indirect sequel, Rainbow Skies.
While Rainbow Skies won't continue the story or even take place in the same world of Rainbow Moon, fans should still expect more of the same from the game:
"Apart from providing the new content and features, we’re absolutely staying true to our roots. Fans of traditional RPG play can once again look forward to turn-based battles, free world and dungeon exploration, extensive character development, and lots of optional goodies. Including the ability to play across both PS3 and PS Vita."
Some of those new features include an all new monster taming ability, a new dialogue and emoticon system, improved side-quests, explorable buildings and updated... well, everything. That's just what's new, coming in addition to the already abundant outstanding content. How about 50 background music tracks? How about two parallel worlds instead of just one? How about a bigger game than one that could easily fill up dozens of hours of gameplay?
Rainbow Skies is planned for release in 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Naturally, since they built their previous RPG on PS3 tech they'll want to stick with it, rather than rebuild their engine for different hardware. Plus there's a great install base already! Hopefully they do well enough to port their game to the PlayStation 4, too.