When you’re feeling courageous and in want of a scare, developer Endflame and writer PM Studios’ Japanese folklore-inspired first-person scare-’em-up, Ikai, could also be precisely what you want proper now. The excellent news? The Barcelona-based three-person indie studio has confirmed that its in-development horror title will formally arrive on PC, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Swap on March 29, 2022.
Apparently, Ikai received’t be only a cat-and-mouse, run-and-hide expertise. As a substitute, gamers could have the chance to make use of particular ‘mystical kanji’ to assist defend themselves towards the otherworldly paranormal entities.
For many who’re after a bodily launch of Ikai, you’ll be capable of nab a restricted version model of the title for $34.99 that bundles collectively a postcard and few bonus stickers that includes the sport’s eerily darkish art work.
For extra details about Ikai, right here’s a rundown courtesy of an official press launch we acquired lately:
Darkish Japanese folklore involves life on this psychological horror sport the place your solely protection towards the abominable demons is your capacity to ward them off with mystical kanji. Earlier than the sport is launched gamers are invited to move over to Steam and play Ikai’s demo, and add the sport to their wishlist in the event that they’re not too scared!
Embodying the soul of the traditional first-person psychological horror style with a defenseless major character incapable of attacking evil creatures by conventional means. No weapons, swords, or howitzers right here. As a substitute, Ikai explores a brand new sense of horror by making the participant face the threats straight.
Don’t faint, embrace your weaknesses and pray you’ll be able to survive the mayhem you’ve simply unleashed.
– FEAR: Expertise the horror in first-person by the hand of Japanese spirits, monsters, and yokai.
– EXPLORATION: Wander round a feudal Shinto shrine and discover to unveil the story behind Naoko, the principle character.
– DRAWING: Think about drawing protecting seals over the unusual sounds and occasions taking place round you.
– PUZZLES: Pit your wits towards challenges that can attempt to cease you
– STEALTH & RUN: Be silent, don’t disturb the evil… Or simply run, run away from all of it, in case you can.
The bodily model of Ikai can also be obtainable to pre-order at choose retailers which features a sticker sheet and postcard. The bodily version is priced at $34.99 and will probably be launched alongside the digital launch on March twenty ninth.