If you’ve never heard of Rainbow Skies, it’s an indirect sequel to the acclaimed RPG Rainbow Moon, which debuted on the PS3 way back in 2012. Proving its demand and staying power, it went on to enjoy a successful stint on the PS Vita and the PS4, as well. Now, after five years of development, SideQuest Studios is finally ready to release Rainbow Skies.
Rainbow Skies is a tactical RPG with turn-based battles, exploration, character development, monster breeding, storytelling, and more. This is what SideQuest Studios’ CEO Marcus Pukropski had to say over at the PlayStation blog last month:
“What makes Rainbow Skies truly unique is the mix of turn-based mechanics combined with an enormous world to explore. The battle system in Rainbow Skies places the player in complete control, where you will have time to think about the exact moves you need for victory. Defeating enemies will need a skillfully tactical approach where you carefully select your actions from among hundreds of available skills, items and options.”
We here at Pure PlayStation have had our review copy for a couple of weeks, and we can confirm that this is one in-depth indie RPG. According to Marcus, players can expect 30 to 40 hours if you stick to the main quest. But if you prefer to leave no stone unturned, be prepared to dump hundreds of hours into Rainbow Skies.
Promising us players more bang for our buck, Rainbow Skies will be available for a cross-buy on the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita with Cross-Save functionality across all three. Stay tuned to Pure PlayStation for our review of Rainbow Skies in the next few days.