PM Studios and developer Endflame are invading dreams with the release of their Japanese folklore based horror game, Ikai. The puzzle-filled thriller is available digitally on PC and consoles with physical copies available at select retailers for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Traditional means of defense such as guns, swords, and howitzers are useless against the evil creatures in this first-person horror. Using mystical kanji as the only defense, players must survive against abominable demons from dark Japanese folklore. Exploring a new sense of horror, the game makes players face the threats directly.
Ikai has been a true passion project for a long time. Our team has been so deeply invested in this story that we’re thrilled to finally share it with the world. We hope it creeps you out, plays with your emotions, and delights your puzzle-solving minds all at once.Laura Ripoll, Producer & Designer at Endflame
There are things that go bump in the dark. In Ikai‘s case they are Japanese spirits, monsters, and yokai. Naoko, the main character, is left to wonder around a feudal Shinto shrine. Through exploration the story of Naoko begins to unfold.
With each strange occurrence around the player they will need to concentrate on drawing protective seals over the sounds and events. Challenges and obstacles will test one’s wits as they try to survive. Above all players will want to run silent and not disturb the evil lurking at the shrine. Of course running away from it all is a possibility, maybe.
Ikai is available digitally on Windows PC through Humble Bundle, Steam, and Itch.io for $14.99. The game is available digitally on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from Microsoft, on Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo Store, and on the PS4 and PS5 from the PlayStation Store for $14.99. Physical editions, priced at $34.99, are available for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch at certain retailers including GameStop, BestBuy, Video Games Plus, and Amazon.
PM Studios (@PMStudiosUSA Twitter) is an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment and mobile applications. Based in Los Angeles, California and Seoul, South Korea the 2008 founded company has nearly 50 titles in their portfolio including SuperEpic, Drive, Iris Fall, Bladed Fury, SUPERBEAT: XONiC, and several entries in the DJMax franchise.
Endflame (@endflamestudio Twitter) is a small indie studio based in Barcelona, Spain. The three member team aims to immerse players into a remarkable experience by bringing stories to life. Currently the studio is working on its debut horror title, Ikai.
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