For Immediate Release
Korean bullet-hell shoot 'em up Shikhondo - Soul Eater coming to PS4™ and Nintendo Switch
Available in Asia as digital & physical editions!
Hong Kong - June 21, 2018 – Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, alongside indie publisher Digerati, today announced that they will bring Shikhondo – Soul Eater, an intense bullet-hell shoot ’em up, to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Nintendo Switch in Asia this summer.
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.
Watch the Shikhondo - Soul Eater trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC6_C8JOCpc
Shikhondo - Soul Eater will launch digitally on the PlayStation®Store in Asia and Japan on June 22nd for US$14.99 / HK$117 / TW$ 460 / JPY 1680. The Nintendo Switch release will follow at a later time with exact details to be confirmed. Digital versions outside of Asia will be published by Digerati.
The physical release of Shikhondo - Soul Eater will be available in limited quantities for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. All physical editions will be available for purchase on June 28th from online retailer Play-Asia.com. Prices will start at US$24.99 / HK$195.
The Shikhondo - Soul Eater Limited Edition will contain the following items:
- A physical copy of the game (region free)
- A full-color printed manual
- An original soundtrack CD
- An individually numbered collector’s certificate
- A collector’s box (with a beautifully embossed logo)
Shikhondo - Soul Eater has been localized for the Asian market and is playable in English, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese language. More details can be found in the online press kit.
About Shikhondo – Soul Eater
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
Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Ghost Blade HD, Reverie, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.
As a publisher, Digerati is dedicated to helping independent developers bring their creations to market and into the hands of gamers. We take care of funding, distribution, marketing and production, leaving developers to focus on what they love – making incredible games and unique experiences. https://www.digeratidistribution.com
DeerFarm is an independent game developer based in Korea. Shikhondo - Soul Eater is the studio’s fifth game. http://niconiconi.co.kr/
About Nephilim Game Studios
Nephilim Game Studios founded in 2014 by veteran game developer Simon Golding, Nephilim provides premium contracting services for the games industry. The team of engineers has experience building and shipping games on PC and console. http://www.nephilimgamestudios.com
About DO games
DO Games was formed in 2016 by Matthew Tighe a veteran of innovative, high quality software development in global games and media. We desire to work on games we love, offering technical and porting assistance to bring titles to market faster, on more platforms and with higher quality. https://do-games.com/
Play-Asia.com was established in 2002 and is the leading independent retailer, providing outstanding customer experience, large variety of genuine products and global fulfillment.