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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Releases With Launch Trailer



Doom and mayhem unite as Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

In a move by Enigami and Focus Home Interactive, the respective developer and publisher behind the game, Shiness was released alongside a launch trailer on April 18, 2017. Sporting impressive cartoon graphics, Shiness is an action-RPG that puts players in control of Chado and his companions as they embark on a journey that pits them against several kingdoms competing for power. With the aid of a magical spirit called the Shiness, Chado must attempt to resolve this power struggle while exploring an interactive world and combating enemies using a combination of classic fighting mechanics and magic. The launch trailer can be seen below.

Digital copies of Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom are available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Steam, PlayStation Store, and Xbox Games Store respectively. The price across all platforms is consistent at $29.99. The game’s world is also complete with a Manga series as created by Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of Enigami.

OnlySP’s Joanna Nelius went hands-on with the game at E3 last year and her full impressions are available here.

Enigami—an independent French video game developer—worked with Focus Home Interactive to produce and publish Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. Focus Home Interactive is a French video game publisher and distributor that is also known for titles such as Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, and Runaway.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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