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PSN Exclusive Rainbow Moon Rises in July

Posted by Sammy Barker

Over the moon

SideQuest Studios’ hearty-looking PSN strategy RPG Rainbow Moon is set to talk tactics on 4th July in Europe, publisher Eastasiasoft has announced. The game will set you back £9.99, with a North American release scheduled soon after.

If the promise of a 40-hour downloadable adventure wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping, SideQuest Studios has also announced plans to release no less than 20 free and premium Rainbow Moon DLC packs within the title’s first month on the PlayStation Store. Make sure you reserve plenty of spare time in July.

If you’d like to know more about the downloadable SRPG, divert your attention to our Rainbow Moon interview.

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fchinaski

#1

fchinaski said:

I'm not crazy about the art direction, but I'm interested nonetheless, especially due to the shortage of SRPGs on the market...

Squiggle55

#4

Squiggle55 said:

hooray! they plan to slowly release content that's already finished for extra money!

Squiggle55

#5

Squiggle55 said:

Even though I'm giving pre-planned DLC a hard time, I still think this game looks great, and I'm still disappointed it's not on my Vita, because that's where I need games right now.

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

Game looks good but I don't see how it's a strategy game if you only have 3 people in your battle party at a time and they all seem relevant to the story. I've never liked strategy games since FF Tactics released and kicked my butt (admittedly at the time I wasn't prepared for what it was). I don't like moving random units around a field forever. Mecha Wars was good but those levels went by fairly quickly and there was no pretense of a story, whereas Valkyria Chronicles and Ruse just take forever. This seems more like a standard turn based RPG but just with a ton of enemies on screen at once. In which case it would be a day 1 purchase.

Squiggle55

#8

Squiggle55 said:

@get2sammyb I know I completely agree that the game looks great and 40 hours for 15 or 20 bucks is a great deal if it turns out to be fun like I hope. And it remains to be seen how much of this DLC is free and what kind of content it actually is... But, that being said, I'll just never stop being disappointed that setting aside content to release alongside the product for an additional cost is part of the development process today. I know it isn't going away because it's good for business.

It bothers me so much that if a developer/producer came out and said "the studio/publisher suggested setting aside some content for DLC, but I wanted to include everything in the game for everybody, and that's why it costs 5 dollars more, I would buy 2. And I'm much more likely to buy a game like Escape Plan or Mighty Switch Force when I see them treat customers well with free DLC that is actually made to extend the life of the game.

The funny thing is, just like with Mass Effect 3, all of this could be avoided if they would just time their announcements of DLC right. I don't want to hear that it's already made.

Slapshot

#9

Slapshot said:

@rjejr This is very much a SRPG in the same vein of Final Fantasy Tactics. If you didn't like it, then you might not like Rainbow Moon.

I spoke with the publisher yesterday and they said that they would love to bring Rainbow Moon to Vita, but thier main focus right now is getting it released on PS3 first.

This and DUST 514 are my two most anticipated games for the rest of this year. Cant wait! :D

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

Thanks slapshot. Guess I'll beholding off on it then. $14.99 never screams "day 1 purchase" at me anyway.

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