Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up Shikhondo - Soul Eater coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
Battle bizarre demons against beautiful Oriental backdrops in an intense shmup inspired by Asian mythology
21 June, 2018 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce its bringing Shikhondo - Soul Eater, an intense bullet-hell shoot ‘em up, to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One this summer (exact date still TBC).
Created by Korean-based independent developer DeerFarm, Shikhondo - Soul Eater features hypnotic barrage patterns, enemies inspired by Asian mythology, and stunning Oriental artwork. And, for the first time, players will be able to take on Shikhondo with a friend thanks to an all-new 2-player local co-op mode added especially for the console versions.
As well as being popular among shoot ‘em up fans – the game has a ‘Very Positive’ rating on Steam – Shikhondo impressed at the 2017 Global Indie Game Development Contest in Korea where it won the Gold Award.
Thanks to a partnership with eastasiasoft, Shikhondo - Soul Eater will also be released in Japan and other Asian territories. The PS4 version will launch digitally on 22 June, and a PS4 limited edition physical version will be on sale at Play-Asia.com from 28 June.
A release date for the Nintendo Switch digital version is still TBC. A Nintendo Switch limited edition physical version will be available to pre-order at Play-Asia.com from 28 June.
About the game
Shikhondo - Soul Eater is a Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology.
Armies of demons known as yokai have escaped from Limbo. They are spreading like a plague across the land, sowing fear and stealing souls. You must destroy the pestilent invaders and free the captured souls from eternal torment.
Includes Arcade, Hardcore and Local Co-op modes.
Five stages of intense bullet-hell action and hypnotic barrage patterns
Game modes include: Arcade, Hardcore, Boss Rush and Local Co-op
Fly close to enemy bullets to fill the Soul Gauge and unleash a super attack for high scores
Two playable characters, each with their own types of attack
Online leaderboards for high score glory
Demonic enemies and bosses inspired by Asian mythology
Stunning and intricate Oriental artwork
Platinum Trophy and 1000G Achievements available respectively for PS4 and Xbox One versions