PlayStation-exclusive RPG 'Rainbow Skies' Releases for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita This June

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, May 24, 2018.



    After nearly 5 years in the making, the PlayStation exclusive RPG Rainbow Skies finally has a release date! Both physical and digital versions of the game will be releasing for the PS4, and interestingly the PS3 and PS Vita as well!

    As for the plot, it's as follows:

    And some features of the game:
    • Follow the story of three young heroes and discover the true value of their friendship.
    • Explore a colorful and vibrant world, filled with friends and foes.
    • Fight turn-based battles and execute devastating skills and combo attacks.
    • Breed and level up a large variety of monsters and add them to your party.
    • Upgrade your characters, weapons, equipment, and battle skills.
    • An almost endless amount of side quests and optional content.
    • Dig up hidden treasures and find other valuable collectibles.
    • Play a variety of mini games, including a turn-based fishing game.
    • Cross-Save support on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.

    Rainbow Skies lands on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on June 26 (North America) and June 27 (Europe/Asia). The game will support 3-way Cross-Buy and will be priced at US$29.99, €26.99.

    :arrow: Rainbow Skies Official Website
    Discussion (19 replies)
  1. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~

    Jan 28, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Sorry, but this looks like cra.. I mean, just look at it.

    At least not my cup of tea.
  2. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    5 years? well sure they didnt do any graphcial intense stuff for sure, but hey the game might be fun i guess.
  3. Repl01d_rocsa

    Repl01d_rocsa Member

    May 5, 2018
    Damm, i was about to say exactly the same bro
  4. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    it does look like a phone game really the graphics and the way characters walk, the citys and such :S
  5. Dodain47

    Dodain47 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 1, 2017
    What do you say? Another PS3 tilte released.
  6. Marco_Buns

    Marco_Buns The Lonely Man On The Iceberg

    Aug 31, 2015
    What? Also releasing on the PS3? Seems kind of weird for me.
  7. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!" GBAtemp's Wolf Person

    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    I just can´t believe this took them 5 years to develop
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  8. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    The first game, Rainbow Moon was pretty good so I'll give this one a try.
    Remember this is a small team so 5 years for a long RPG is fair imo.
  9. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    They probably started to work on it first, when just the PS3 and Vita was around, then decided to port to the PS4 as well.

    As for looks, they art style seems aright to me, but I can see how the overworld movement can be off putting. That aside, the gameplay looks nice.
    Kind of reminds me of Disgaea.
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  10. VartioArtel

    VartioArtel Advanced Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    United States
    And the blonde on the art looks like Discount Gunvolt...
  11. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    Dear god this is ugly.


    They probably should've just gone 2D if they were this bad at 3D modeling. At least there's still Octopath to look forward to.
    Last edited by Xzi, May 24, 2018
  12. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    This had to have been a mobile game at some point and just decided to make a console game. :blink:

    Is turn based tactical rpg games popular in North America? I mean I know it exist, but how popular is it? I mean one of the first ones we probably played was Shining force by Sega, Fire emblem was made before that game but only existed in japan until GBA Came out, by that time we had both shining force and Final Fantasy Tactics and possibly some others I don't know well. But lately it seem to be getting more attention. :unsure:
  13. thewarhammer

    thewarhammer GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Wow, after so long I totally forgot about Rainbow Skies.

    Rainbow Moon was an amazing (and underrated as f**k) game, I'll probably get this one too.
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  14. chirogan

    chirogan The Engineer

    Feb 28, 2018
    Rainbow moon looks and feels better but this is decent IMO. The gameplay looks solid so im gonna give it a try.
  15. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 17, 2015
    What a generic name lol

    Leaves my expectations regarding the game script pretty low

    But maybe it's fun

    Will it get a physical disc release?
  16. Awesomeaustin316

    Awesomeaustin316 Shiro

    May 28, 2015
    United States
    I was kinda sad to see so many people hating the art. I think it fits the style of game they are going for tbh. It would be nice to see this end up on someone's hidden gem list one day. I'll have to give it a try along with the first game I never even heard of until this thread.
  17. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    The art is not for me but still of a style that some like* so I will skip that one, however it was the overworld animations that sank it for me and seemingly not for lack of trying (several of those had optional quirks, twitches and intermediate sections/states).

    *some pondered whether we were going to see a return of 90s 3d animation (examples 1 and example 2 as the small game dev style of moment, not unlike the "child in a dark and scary world reimagines Mario" thing that was all pervasive in that world some time before.

    From what I could see of the gameplay that looked like a nice hybrid of tactics and more conventional turn based stuff, and the option to go up against many many enemies also worked for me. That very much comes down to execution though as I have been fooled before by trailers (see also a lot of the PSP library).
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  18. kbmarinha

    kbmarinha Life sucks...

    May 21, 2009
    Well, I like it. Didnt think the graphics are terrible, I like that kind of art for turn based tactical rpg games
    OkazakiTheOtaku likes this.
  19. eriol33

    eriol33 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 2, 2014
    If they are trying to target their market from nostalgia base only, I doubt it will be successful. It looked generic.