Shio launches today on PS4

Fast-paced action platformer launched today with 20% discount.

Shio isn’t your typical platformer. Floating lanterns aren’t just decorations – their purpose is to help you explore the world of “Shio”. Jumping from lantern to lantern should be easy, no? Wrong. You’ll need to harness the best of your wits and dexterity to navigate through this world.

Who is the man under the mask? What is he doing in this world? What is he seeking? There are many questions, but only one way to find the answers. To truly understand this world, you must not simply follow the obvious path which lies before you. Try to find hidden rooms and discover this masked man’s past.

Shio’s challenging twist on classic side-scrolling platformer design revolves around its lanterns. More than just decoration, these floating lights let you chain jumps in dizzying combinations in mid-air, making it possible to explore the farthest reaches of the world while putting your wits and dexterity to the test.

The only enemy in Shio is the environment, and it’s out to stop you at all costs with new traps and obstacles introduced to players throughout the journey in unique and interesting ways. The game is divided into four chapters, each with its own theme and corresponding weather patterns, such as fierce winds, raging fire and heavy fog, which greatly impact the trials you’ll face. There are also hidden rooms to discover across the world that shed light on the sad tale of the game’s mysterious masked man.

Shio launched today on PS4, with a 20% launch discount for the next two weeks, priced at £8.99 / $10.39

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A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.

Andrew May

News Editor A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.