Steam is such an open portal to video games that a lot of times, developers will use it to bring ports of titles long gone by to potential new players. This allows them to breathe new life into their games, and see who else will play them and hopefully enjoy them. One such game has arrived in the form of Castle of Shikigami. This series is a beloved arcade style shoot’em up, and now, Cosmo Machia and Degica Games have worked together to bring the first installment of this franchise to Steam for you to enjoy.
The game takes place in Tokyo during the summer. A string of murders is baffling the police. Somehow, 32 girls have been brutally murdered, and there are no clues as to how or why this keeps happening. So, when things get tough like this, who do you call? Specialists of course!
Castle of Shikigami lets you take control of one of six special demon hunting individuals who spend their days saving Tokyo from modern day demons. Once you find the demons, you’ll chase them down in arcade style shootouts, with only your weapons and skills at your side to try and defeat them. You’ll have special abilities, and even bombs to bring them down, and with each one you defeat comes an answer to the mystery. Who is behind the “Castle of Shikigami Incident”? Why are they doing this? It’s your job to find out.
As noted, you’ll have six playable characters to choose from, but also, you’ll find that the combat system is very unique, for example, there’s a “Tension Bonus System” that’ll allow you to earn more for risks you take. Or you can use the Time System to your advantage in order to boost your score. You can even team up with your friends in co-op to beat the game together.
Castle of Shikigami is now available on Steam.