Shikhondo – Soul Eater Brings A New Shmup Up To Consoles In August 2018

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Back in June 2018, we learned Shikhondo – Soul Eater would be heading to consoles in Summer 2018. Now, the exact release dates have been pinned down. People will be able to pick up the shoot’em up inspired by Asian mythology in August 2018.


The release dates for Shikhondo – Soul Eater vary a bit from console to console. It will appear on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Xbox One on August 28, 2018. On August 29, 2018, it will show up on the PlayStation 4 in Europe. The Nintendo Switch version will appear on August 30, 2018. A 10% pre-order discount is in effect for the Xbox One version, while the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions will have a temporary 10% launch discount.


Shikhondo – Soul Eater is a shmup with four modes. You can play through the Arcade, Boss Rush, Hardcore, and Local Co-op options. That last mode is unique to the console release. There are two playable characters available, and you can take them through five stages filled with intricate patterns.

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Shikhondo – Soul Eater is immediately available on the PC. In case you missed it, we spoke with DeerFarm about the game back in December 2017.

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