Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, alongside indie publisher Digerati, announced that they will be bringing the amazing looking Shikhondo – Soul Eater, an “intense bullet-hell shoot ’em up”, to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this summer. Unfortunately, they are only bringing it to Asia at the moment, with North America or Europe only mentioned as happening sometime later. That doesn’t stop us from taking a look at it with our envious eyes. You can check out the trailer below.
The game was originally released on Steam back in October 2017. It has garnered positive reviews there. In addition, it has managed to win a few indie game awards including at the 2017 Global Indie Game Development Contest in Korea where it won the Gold Award. This original version was developed by Korean-based independent developer DeerFarm. It features the hypnotic barrage patterns typical of the genre. Shikhondo – Soul Eater also has enemies inspired by Asian mythology and a pretty awesome art style. Something new in the console version is players will be able to play Shikhondo with a friend. This is thanks to an all-new 2-player local co-op mode added especially for the console versions.
Shikhondo – Soul Eater will launch digitally on the PlayStation Store in Asia and Japan on June 22nd. If you are lucky enough to live in that territory you’ll be able to pick it up for US$14.99 / HK$117 / TW$ 460 / JPY 1680. The Nintendo Switch release is expected to follow sometime later this Summer. The Digital versions that will eventually be released outside of Asia will be published by Digerati. There will be a physical release in limited numbers on June 28th. This limited edition will include things such as a CD soundtrack, collector’s box, and an individually numbered collector’s certificate. It will be available from online retailer Play-Asia.com. Prices will start at US$24.99 / HK$195.
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