Castle Shikigami 2 And It’s Hilarious Translation Lands On PSN Tomorrow

By Spencer . July 8, 2013 . 4:21pm

Castle Shikigami 2 is a solid shooter, but it ended up with an incomprehensible translation with lines like "I like girls, but now, it’s about justice" and "slaves for fashion dislike bulges." The chopped up localization turns the story into a ridiculous B-movie and if you haven’t heard some of the game’s "classic" lines before check out this site.


Castle Shikigami 2 will be re-released as a PS2 Classic along with Dynasty Tactics 2 on Tuesday.

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  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m still waiting for more GOOD games to reach PS2 classics…

    • Erikdayo

      Shikigami 2 is a pretty good shmup. Minus the horrible dub. Wish they’d bring over some CAVE shmups. Even if they were never released in the US it’d be great to have stuff like DoDonPachi DaiOuJou.

  • Guest

    >Go to friend’s house
    >He has this game on Wii
    Ooh I like shmups, lemme tr-
    >That dub
    Sweet jebus

  • Oniros

    Cool. Between this, Mamorukun, and later Ketsui, the PS3 has finally some shmups to look forward to.

  • I like girls, but this time…it’s about justice.


    Some of the best/worst shit is in this game. Don’t believe me?

    Best way I can sell this game to someone.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      “Don’t come yet! Don’t soil your hands…”

      This game is insanely suggestive. Probably accidentally.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        “You get on top. I’ll teach you!”

        “Just once… I wanted to have your fist”

        “In the enemy’s place? Whoa! Tongue!”

        I bet the actors laughed a lot

        • Lynx

          Possibly intentional.

          I’ve had my experience with some dubs and well, Robot Alchemic DRIVE is all I have to say.

    • vileBrenman

      How like? like how did the voice actors not stop and go what the fuck?

      • WyattEpp

        I’ve always suspected the genesis of that dub is something like “Intern! Get in that recording booth Right. This. Instant.”

  • Solomon_Kano

    I might buy this just for this terrible translation lol.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I love this game’s dub. Unlike Chaos Wars, it’s a good guilty pleasure. It’s like if Hulk was the scriptwriter.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Script by Hulk? Sold lol.

    • Slayven19

      Your a mod now Solo..when did this happen.

      • Solomon_Kano

        It’s a recent thing. Week before last.

  • haha this is great I love the shikigami series i even have the third one on wii but the hilariously bad dialogue of the second one is just legendary

  • Barrylocke89

    Good news. Castle of Shikigami 3 is actually quite good, so I’d love to try the 2nd one, hilaribad localization or not.

  • Zonic505

    Remember playing the 3rd one on Wii, was rather decent, despite still having terribad voice acting. Might try this once it’s on sale.

    • Aoshi00

      Shikigami no Shiro 3 was a pretty good shmup but better on the 360, w/ wide screen HD (Wii ver w/ 4:3 stretched), leaderboard, better controller (or a stick), achievement, etc. Too bad it was only released in Eng on the Wii.. The Jpn dialogue was not as bad but still funny and tongue in cheek. still haven’t gone thru the different character combo to unlock pics in gallery and achievement.. can’t wait for Mamoru-kun is cursed..

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I’m all over this. Looks like I’m buying another PSN Card

  • Anonymous

    Ah, This looks like the console version of Touhou i’ve been waiting for

  • ragingmerifes

    I love it how it looks like just a Touhou game and how the video is 240p. Adds so much to the trashiness.
    I need to buy this ASAP! Looks interesting.

  • 60hz

    Great shmup despite the atrocious translation also the 1st one was atrociously butchered on the us ps1 version: it was renamed mobile light force 2 (even tho it was shikigami ONE – first MLS was gunbird i think)… and it featured three charlie’s angel type ladies on the cover (tho the game’s graphics, thankfully, remain pretty much untouched o.O)… here it is… lol

  • Ric Vazquez

    I hate it when they translate things badly :(

  • Describing Castle Shikigami 2’s localization as a “B movie” doesn’t really do justice (which is something I like, in addition to girls) to how downright surreal it is. Anyway, videos of the game’s dialogue sequences seem to be surprisingly rare on the internet, so I may actually end up buying this for sheer novelty value.

  • SOLD!

  • psycho_bandaid

    I am surprised the actors pushed through the script. I would have managed maybe two scenes before throwing up my hands a shouting “WTF am I even saying!? This dialogue is retarded!”

  • forweg

    Dynasty Tactics 2 is pretty much the most underrated game in the history of video games.

  • WyattEpp

    Still a bit green, I’m only 17.
    Too much fighting I don’t like it.
    I’m so pissed! Stop making trouble!
    Kicking your butts.

  • It’s -> Its

    C’mon Spencer Bro. You know this.

    • I was about to say that, but seeing Spencer’s sense of humour, I assume it was intentional.

      • Good point! But it’s an all too common typo ’round these parts.

  • I heard this isn’t much different from the original script, if that sounds scary.
    May pick it up. I just wish somebody rescued the first game.

  • golden izanagi

    I wonder if the playstation network is going to bring this game there as well

  • Zonder88

    I guess this will do until Cave games finally hit PS3.

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