Action-RPG Shiness Unveils its Playable Characters in New Screens


French indie developer Enigami have unveiled the playable characters in its Action-RPG Shiness.

Not only have they given players a look into who they'll be playing as and how the members of their party will compliment one another, but they've released a handful of screenshots too.

You play as Chado, a young and adventurous Waki able to communicate with a spirit from nature, the Shiness, and who masters the element of Earth. You will helped by Poky, an engineering genius able to repair anything mechanical, who is able to manipulate magnetic fields and electrical currents. Kayenne is a powerful Shelk warrior, who harnesses the psychic gif of Telekinesis; with this power, he may interact with the environment remotely, or paralyze enemies in battle. Askel is a fearsome mercenary, whose whip is destructive in combat, but is also useful during exploration to retrieve items normally out of reach. Finally, Rosalya use the Fire element to disperse darkness, reveal hidden items or enemies, or inflict heavy damage during combat.

Complementarity between the members of your team will play an important role, as much during exploration as in the dynamic, 1 versus 1 combats of Shiness. Once in the arena, it's up to you to adopt the best timing for chain punches, kicks, magic attacks and destructive combos. During these duels, your companions can intervene to replace the lead fighter, or help them when required. Task your teammates with healing you when your health is down or to cast a spell to boost your strength at the start of every fight, and wisely use the Elemental affinities of each characters to weaken your enemies.

Shiness was successfully funded on Kickstarter and platforms are yet to be finalised. It'll be out at some point in 2016.