Red Art Games announced shoot ’em up Castle of Shikigami 2 will receive a physical release for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe. The game will be distributed in Europe by Red Art Games, whereas Video Games Plus will take on distribution duties in North America.
Additional details about the Castle of Shikigami 2 physical release, such as retail price, pre-order window, and release date will be shared at a later date according to Red Art Games. The publisher states that several exciting announcements are coming this spring as well.
Here’s an overview of Castle of Shikigami 2 via Red Art Games:
About Castle of Shikigami 2
Castle of Shikigami 2 is a story driven bullet-hell shooting game that first appeared in arcades in 2003 and was later ported to home video game consoles such as the SEGA Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube. Twenty years after the release of the original Arcade version, the masterpiece shoot ’em up Castle of Shikigami 2 has come back with brand new game modes and features!
Castle of Shikigami 2’s story begins in 2006 when a “twisted castle” suddenly appears above Tokyo’s skyline. A variety of stories unfold around the god-hunting armaments housed in this gigantic castle. Each of the seven main characters’ backgrounds are intricately intertwined making for a shooter with a captivating storyline.
Each character has its own story and when playing in Two-Player or Dramatic Change (a single player mode which allows to switch between characters) modes, a completely different story will unfold depending on the combination of characters used. In Castle of Shikigami 2, players can choose between one of seven characters. Each of them has its
own unique abilities, and can use its shots, special Shikigami attack, and bombs to destroy the enemy.
- Deep and dramatic storyline
- Brand new “New Entry” (featuring revamped enemy placement) and “Dramatic Change”
- Seven playable characters
- Two-player mode
- Tate mode support
- Brand new translation
Lastly, Castle of Shikigami 2 launches April 13 for Nintendo Switch digitally.