Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is a PS2-inspired JRPG that drops players in the midst of a conflict between multiple kingdoms on one of the Celestial islands created by the breakup of the planet Mahera—a conflict that might be brought to a peaceful outcome through the use of your ability to communicate with the mysterious, magical spirit known as the "Shiness." We said in mid-February that is was expected to be out "in a few weeks," which by most reasonable estimates would have put it in early to mid-March. Now, on the decidedly late end of that scale, we still don't have the game, but we do have a proper and precise launch date of April 18, and a nice new music trailer to watch, too.
The video is actually meant to showcase the game's soundtrack, which was created by Hazen Hawash, co-founder of developer Enigami. But there are snippets of gameplay, characters, and environments on display as well, and really seems quite lovely: Clearly more advanced than anything seen on the venerable PlayStation 2, as several of you were good enough to point out last month, but definitely drawing on its spirit.