Bloody hell, that took a while didn't it? Rainbow Skies -- sequel to much loved PlayStation 3, Vita, and PlayStation 4 title Rainbow Moon -- finally has a release date. We first heard about Rainbow Skies all the way back in 2013. Back then, it was set to launch on PS3 and Vita in 2014. Crazy.

Ever since, the game's been in and out of the news cycle. It was scheduled for 2014, 2015, and then 2016 before it went dark. Last year, it was pegged with a tentative 2018 window, and the good news is that the release date has finally stuck.

Rainbow Skies will hit both the PS4, Vita, and PS3 (!!!) next month, on the 26th June in North America, and the 27th June in Europe. Safe to say it's been a loooong time coming.

Offering some explanation, developer Marcus Pukropski writes "Rainbow Skies has been developed by a core team of just five people. To make Rainbow Skies accessible to as many players as possible, we have localized the game into five different languages [...] Furthermore, we wanted to ensure that Rainbow Skies was balanced for a large variety of players. Rainbow Skies features a complex battle rank system, which allows players to scale the difficulty according to their preferences. This led to an unforeseeable amount of testing hours, where we devoted as much time and effort as necessary to ensure everything worked the way we envisioned."

Sounds quite ambitious, doesn't it? What's more, Rainbow Skies will run at 60 frames per second on all three systems, and it'll feature cross-save functionality as well as cross-buy. Nice.

Are you excited to finally get your hands on Rainbow Skies next month? Get ready for adventure in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]