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Strategy RPG Rainbow Moon Coming to PSN Today

Marcus Pukropski's Avatar + Posted by Marcus Pukropski on Jul 10, 2012 // CEO, SideQuest Studios

For a small developer like SideQuest Studios, it’s really a special event when one of our games finally hits the store following almost two years of development. We have already received amazing feedback from players in Europe, where Rainbow Moon was released a few days earlier, and we are very excited to finally bring the game to the North American PlayStation Store.

As a goodie and to further spark your interest, I have brand new stuff to show you today, including a new launch trailer and another episode of our development diary video series. I will also tell you more about Rainbow Moon‘s main characters.

In total there are six main characters you will come across during your journey. You start your adventure with Baldren, a classic “tank and spank” fighter and the main hero of our story. Not far into the game you will meet Trisha, who has excellent bow skills and perfectly completes your party with her ranged attacks. Trisha can also slow down enemies and has a high speed attribute.

Deeper into the story, you will unlock four more characters. Dozeru, a heavy armored knight, loves to cleave all kinds of slimy beasts in two. What Gorodo lacks in armor, he compensates with massive melee damage and the best growth of hit points in the game. Serena appears a bit weak at first sight, but she is an excellent magician and can learn a number of really powerful skills that annihilate whole groups of enemies at once. Finally, Zelorus is a master of inflicting terrible conditions on his enemies, reducing their attributes and weakening their defenses.

Each character is specialized in his own weapon class, can be equipped with different gear, and learn unique battle skills. Once you have acquired a new character, you can then freely select your party leader and battle formation. Up to three characters will form a battle group and engage together in fearless battles. Choose from more than 20 different deployment grids you can acquire during your journey. The right battle setup and deployment formation can make a huge impact once it comes to fierce battles. Who will be in your battle party? It’s completely up to you to choose…

I hope you have enjoyed what we’ve shown you. Make sure to watch out for Rainbow Moon on the PlayStation Store later this afternoon. Rainbow Moon is our biggest game to date and available at just $14.99. PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy a 20% discount, valid until July 24th.

Last but not least, don’t forget to grab the Rainbow Moon Beginner’s Kit add-on, which is also available today free of charge. We’d love to hear your feedback. Join us on Facebook, visit Rainbow Moon’s official website and drop your questions and comments into the comment box below.

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+ Fearse on July 10th, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

I pre-Ordered ncaa football 13 from the psn store i still do not see it for download.


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+ remanutd5 on July 10th, 2012 at 8:10 am said:

is it psvita compatible?


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+ Fearse on July 10th, 2012 at 8:11 am said:

I’m Really not sure if it is


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+ Betorro on July 10th, 2012 at 8:16 am said:

Psvita compatible? Spanish language?


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 8:44 am said:

    Hi Betorro,

    it’s english only.


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+ Skrawney on July 10th, 2012 at 8:17 am said:

Stuff that you digitally pre-order isn’t available until they update the store on Tuesday’s.


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+ pandairo on July 10th, 2012 at 8:18 am said:

It’s not Vita compatable, but it is highly addictive! :-D


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 8:43 am said:

    Thanks for all the praise:)


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+ WorcesterRaider on July 10th, 2012 at 8:21 am said:

I can’t wait to crack into this…would love to have it on the go as well with a cloud save or something like that. But I am super excited for the PS3 version to come out!


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+ DaMann22 on July 10th, 2012 at 8:21 am said:

Can’t wait to download this. Im going the “whimp” mode with normal but ill go adventurous play style. Marcus, please pass it along that we want a Vita version. I’ll gladly double dip for a Vita version, and if and when the vita version comes out, ill go Hard…..wait, that didnt come out right.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

    :) Of course we listen to our cummunity and we’re glad for all the input of you guys. I’m really sorry for not having an update for you regarding this topic.


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+ Lemondish on July 10th, 2012 at 8:24 am said:

Will this game see a Vita port? It looks great, but I really want to see more games for my Vita.


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+ StealthReborn– on July 10th, 2012 at 8:24 am said:

Can’t wait until the store updates so I can buy it right away! I hope it sells well Marcus so you and the team can get it over onto Vita as well.

Who knows, if you go 2/2 with both versions we might get Rainbow Moon 2? =P

Thanks again! =)


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 8:58 am said:

    Haha, that’s a bit early for such speculations. But we will see:)
    At this point, we already would like to thank all our fans for the amazing feedback so far.


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+ pandairo on July 10th, 2012 at 8:29 am said:

I too would pay again for a Vita version! This game has consumed my life since i bought it last Friday (I’m in England)


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+ SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT on July 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

Looks really cool. As an old-school SNES JRPG player from back in the day I’m really looking forward to this! I’m picking up a PSN card right after work!

For all those wanting a Vita port, I think by the sounds of what the dev team has said, it’s a strong possibility.

However porting the game to the Vita isn’t free, so in order to do that WE need to buy lots of copies for our PS3s first.

But yeah a cross-play RPG with game saves in the cloud where I can continue right where I left off on my Vita when I’m travelling, then switch back to my TV when I get home would be too sweet!


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am said:

    Well, it might sound a little bit harsh, but buying PS3 copies will indeed increase the chance for a port:)


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+ GT_168 on July 10th, 2012 at 8:42 am said:

I want to like this, but I can’t stand the art I’m seeing. The 3d models and the bouncing. I just don’t know. Hopefully the gameplay makes up for it.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 9:03 am said:

    Hi GT_168,

    I’m sorry to hear you’re not happy with the art style. Maybe you give the game a chance though? Just check our forums, a lot of people are really totally happy with the game:

    http://www.rainbowmoongame.com


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+ MattP92685 on July 10th, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

whens the store update? cant wait to buy this game!


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+ inFAMOUS-787 on July 10th, 2012 at 8:46 am said:

Finally something that i can give my full attention to for the summer dry spell. Looks great,thank you so much sidequest!


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+ Sajuk on July 10th, 2012 at 8:59 am said:

Game looks great..but what about add on content, whats the deal?


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+ Etharius on July 10th, 2012 at 9:06 am said:

If it comes out on Vita I’ll pick it up – I love strategy RPG’s, but never have the time to play on a home console.

Looks good though :)


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+ T24 on July 10th, 2012 at 9:06 am said:

This is sort of off-topic but I just wanted you guys to know that in the notification bar on the top right of the screen where you guys post weekly updates, you misspelled “Impostors” and instead wrote “Imposters” with an E. Nothing big, I’m just nit-picking.

Anyhow, I really appreciate all the hard work you guys must put in to getting us all the great games that you do; it’s definitely a case of quality AND quantity. Been a subscriber since day one and I’ve seen the tremendous progress. Try not to let all the whiny kids annoy you too much when you give them dozens and dozens of free games and they still find ways to complain. Keep up the great work, and maybe find me a job–haha!


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+ Tarqosis on July 10th, 2012 at 9:07 am said:

Just waiting on the store to update, been really interested in this on for quite awhile.


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+ Ichywawa on July 10th, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

The game looks amazing, i need to send ign a thanks for bringing my attention to this game. It really would have sucked if I had missed out on it. And just for more vita support, you can throw me into the group that would buy a vita version as well as a ps3 version.


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+ MushThePainter on July 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

FINALLYYY!!!!!!!!! BEEN WAITING ALL WEEK!!!!!


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+ GankstaMac on July 10th, 2012 at 9:39 am said:

there is no excuse for none of these new games to be ported over to the vita…..it’s just plane old dumb and lazy….you have the best handheld to date and the devs are lagging with a straight port of these games to vita…man come on………i love my vita to death and it’s just upsetting me that all these new games are not being ported over…….counter strike expendibles2 popo & yo.rainbow moon…..i just don’t understand vita should have just about all the new games that’s comin out now…..these games are too good not to be on the vita……get to work and support the Vita


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+ jawara on July 10th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

Hello marcus… I agree with the others, this is the perfect game for my vita. I don’t have time to play it on my ps3 so i really hope you guys make it happen.


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+ Faenix1 on July 10th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

Can anyone tell me how this compares to Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgement or eanne d’Arc on PSP? Those are the only two strategy RPGs i’ve played and really enjoyed.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 10:42 am said:

    Hi Faenix1,

    a lot of our fans have already compared Rainbow Moon with the titles you mentioned. There are for sure similarities, like the art style or turn based battles, however Rainbow Moon has its own gameplay. It’n not a clone.

    If you’re unsure feel free to check some rating sites (we’re really happy the game already got scores up to 90%) or check back our facebook or forum site to read the feedback from our european friends who already played the game:

    http://www.facebook.com/RainbowMoonTheGame
    http://www.rainbowmoongame.com/


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+ Lara-Croft on July 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

When are we going to see the Vita update to play PS1 games *sigh*


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+ ioanina on July 10th, 2012 at 10:40 am said:

Rainbow Moon sounds like an amazing RPG! I’ll be sure to enjoy it once I buy it! You know, with amazing games you’ve made for PS3 so far, such as Soldner X-1 and Soldner X-2, SideQuest ought to be a great part of the Sony family someday! Can’t wait to play the game and the upcoming DLC! If a PS Vita version is in the works, I don’t mind. Oh, and speaking of Soldner X, I would really like to see Soldner X-3! I beat Soldner X-2, and I’ll be really looking forward to Soldner X-3, if SideQuest is developing it, that is!


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+ Darkthorn77 on July 10th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

I’m excited about this game but I’m going to wait till it comes to vita. That is if Sony starts supporting it.


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+ Valde_zerocool on July 10th, 2012 at 10:48 am said:

I love the idea of the optional DLC to enhance the game for some but not making it required to get any further or it being an expansion, great job and concept I can’t wait to get this later.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 10:52 am said:

    Thanks for your feedback. Although some players posted that they are not happy the way we did it, the DLC is very well received by the majority of players:)


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+ saintaqua on July 10th, 2012 at 10:49 am said:

I’m gonna get it so I hope it’s great and not a Rainbow Moon Heart Ache.


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+ RD_21 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:04 am said:

I hate this logic “buy the Ps3 version so there’s better chance for a Vita port.

So basically buy the game now so you can buy it later where you want.

I don’t care if the developpers get the message I want them to get by not buying the PS3 version, I’m not kickstarting a Vita version, I will buy it when it’s out for the Vita if it’s out for it. If they don’t make a Vita version and don’t want my money then fine, I have WAY too much games to play now as it is anyway.


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+ Tarqosis on July 10th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

Trying to download it on the store and getting a message saying “this content cannot be accessed on your account” What gives?


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+ cecil322 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

Everyone it’s available now go to psn store use the search and buy the game I just did


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+ D-Squad3 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

Vita ’nuff said.


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+ cecil322 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

Ok I just bought the game say if there’s a vita version would I get it for free or have to re buy bc of no vita version at launch


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+ nikrel on July 10th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

Not sure if this would be read or answered. I would love to play this on my vita solely. I also would be willing to purchase this now if I was able to get the vita ver for free to help support it commingled to the vita.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 12:28 pm said:

    Hi nikrel,

    thanks a lot for your offer, but a vita version for free is very unlikely. We’ll keep you updated in our official game forum.


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+ BubbRubb17 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

@32 How exactly did you do that, it just keeps telling me “This content cannot be accessed on your account.”


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+ MushThePainter on July 10th, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

Thanks cecil322!!!!!!!


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+ MushThePainter on July 10th, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

Search rainbow moon, then download everything!!!! Just searched for and bought the gravity rush maid pack dlc too!!!


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+ duke301 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

I’ll be picking this up as soon as it’s life (earlier rather than later please). I love RPGs and there are not enough of them on PSN. As far as Vita compatibility, it would be nice but not completely necessary in my opinion. I’ll have fun playing it one way or the other. If you guys do make it Vita compatible at some point, however, is there any way you could make sure the saved progress from the PS3 transfers over as well, and vice versa? I would hate to take it on the road only to find that I have to start a new game. At the same time, I would also hate to take it on the road, continue my game, and not be able to pick up where I left off when I got home on the PS3. Thanks a lot!


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+ GameKing92 on July 10th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

I have a quick question: I heard that the animations can be turned off. I might get this game, but from watching the videos, the animations like the skill animations during combat seem too flashy/bright. My question is, is there an option to turn the animations off and if there is, what animations can be turned off? Can you turn off all the combat flashiness or only some? Thanks in advance :)


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 12:21 pm said:

    Hi GameKing92,

    thanks for your question. Yes, you can skip all attack skill animations from a certain point, but not from the beginning of the game. There can find more details about this in our official forum:

    http://www.rainbowmoongame.com


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+ inFAMOUS-787 on July 10th, 2012 at 12:05 pm said:

SOLD!! and my summer begins! :)


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+ BubbRubb17 on July 10th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

Still getting “This content cannot be accessed on your account.”

Called Sony, nothing is wrong with my PSN account…what gives?


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

    Thanks for the feedback, just informed the admins, I hope this will be fixed soon.


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+ D-Squad3 on July 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

How long does the PlayStation Plus discount last?!!


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+ Realsvi on July 10th, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

So when I select the game on PSN to buy it, it tells me “This content cannot be selected on your account”. What does that mean? Have I been compromised or is this something on their end that needs to be fixed.

Anyone else having this issue?


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+ BubbRubb17 on July 10th, 2012 at 1:24 pm said:

@44 Yep STILL having the same issue…did you try looking at Quantum Conundrum as well? Gives me the same message on both…just waiting to give you people my money and nothing is happening….


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+ Realsvi on July 10th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

Haven’t tried any other games. Don’t have time I gotta head out to work soon. I just wanted to download Rainbow Moon and have it ready when I get back, but I keep getting the “You cannot access this content on your account” message.

I really hope this gets fixed when I get back from work because I really wanna play this game and don’t want to have to wait longer than I already have.

Help us out Marcus/Sony, what’s the problem :(?


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

    Hi guys,

    I’m really sorry to hear about the problems. Unfortunately that’s up to the sony PSN store guys. The only thing we can do is just to inform the PSN store admins and that’s what we have done.

    I’m confident they will fix this up soon.

    Thanks a lot for your understanding and once again sorry for the inconvenience this may hace caused.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

    Just want to let you guys know that the download problems should have been fixed and everything is up and running.


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+ LordKaiser00 on July 10th, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

Please Vita fans stop being so obnoxious. The PS3 need games like this too and yet i see comments of people saying that RPGs are more suited for the Vita. since I like to play on the Big screen should i ask for a PS3 port of every Vita RPG? Ys should look so great on PS3 in HD..


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+ AsiaQatar on July 10th, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

Was interested until I saw the ridiculous amounts of DLC you are attempting to hawk to players.
If you want to push a F2P economic model on gamers, make the game free!!
Passing.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 2:08 pm said:

    Hi AsiaQatar,

    thanks for your feedback. The DLC is not needed to play the game. To be honest, the whole game is balanced without any DLC. This is just an addition for people who wants the game a liitle bit faster or easier.

    If you don’t like it, just don’t buy any. It’s not required.

    Hope you give the game a chance though.


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+ KongWen on July 10th, 2012 at 2:10 pm said:

@LordKaiser00 – people aren’t saying the game should ONLY be on Vita, or not on PS3. They’re saying it should ALSO be on Vita.

As for me, I’ll get the Vita version for sure. I can’t really get both, though.

Since people are making a hooplah about it, I don’t mind the DLC. I’d rather it be completely optional DLC like that rather than keeping exclusive content out of the game and forcing completists to pay for it.


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    + Marcus Pukropski on July 10th, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

    Hi KongWen,

    in fact you don’t need any DLC for a 100% completion. It’s true that there are some unique items but in the end game content you can find very similar items to the DLC ones. The only reason for making the items unique is because it’s a requirement from Sony.

    Personllay I’m not a fan of DLC too, but please let everyone have his own choices. A lot of people complained about DLC but it is actually received very well in the game.


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+ cecil322 on July 10th, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

Downloaded fine been playing for 2 hours straight love this game


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