Castle of Shikigami III, a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up game, is under development for the Nintendo Wii and is expected to ship during the spring of 2008.
Caste of Shikigami is known in Japan for its characters and challenging difficulty. “There’s just something to be said when a game paints the screen with enemy gunfire and rewards you for living life on the edge,” said Michael Manzanares, Project Lead, Aksys Games.
Among the features in Castle of Shikigami III are two-player Co-op; a Tension Bonus System, which determines your score and firepower based on your proximity to enemy units and gunfire; 10 characters, each with his or her own specialized weapons and powers, from chain lightning to psychic blades; 55 possible story combinations, each with fully voiced dialogue; and an console-only Dramatic Change Mode that lets players switch between two characters in the middle of the fight.
Castle of Shikigami III for the Nintendo Wii has not yet been rated by the ESRB.