In Japan, physical retail versions will also be available for PlayStation 5 and Switch. The standard edition will cost 5,280 yen, while the limited edition will cost 9,980 yen. The latter includes a full-color art book, a disc soundtrack CD, and an acrylic keyring.
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■ About Shadow Guardians: Demon Purge
Shadow Guardians: Demon Purge it’s a 2d side scrolling Action game centered around two demon slayer sisters who challenge a demonic castle to save their school. Players take control of both characters with completely different skill sets, advancing through stages to face off against the demonic bosses that await deep within. Each boss provides them with new weapons, allowing for more varied exploration in later stages and opening up new routes.
Shadow Guardians: Demon Purge two player features cooperative with special actions, extensive difficulty options with the “Style System”, unique changes to replays and, most importantly, the quality and challenge that players have come to expect from Inti Creates titles, this time with a new gothic style. horror aesthetic.
■ Release date
Shadow Guardians: Demon PurgeAnnounced at the BitSummit X-Roads indie gaming event, it will be available digitally on February 23, 2023 at nintendo switchPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S consoles and PC on the Steam platform.
The gothic horror-inspired action game will launch on each platform’s respective digital store for $24.99.
The Kamizono family has a long lineage of demon hunters. Kamizono Shinobu and Kamizono Maya, the last to inherit the family profession, return to school one day after finishing a hunt, only to find a shocking scene in front of them.
Unbeknownst to them, their school had turned into a demon castle in their absence. What could have caused this? And the other students? With mysteries at work and danger abounding, only demon hunters have the ability to put things right. The Karizono brothers fight once more.
“When demons lurk nearby, we demon hunters appear!”
“Kamizono brothers, move!”
■ Feature #1: Swap on the fly while traversing the demon castle
Take control of the two Karizono brothers of the tag team. Make the most of long-range focused Shinobu and close-range brawler Maya Kamizono as he makes his way through the castle.
Shinobu Kamizono (voiced by Emi Uema)
The eldest of the Kamizono sisters, Shinobu exudes confidence, but is still prone to careless mistakes. She is a long-range attacker who takes on demons using her anti-demon submachine gun! As a stout fighter with more HP than her little sister, Shinobu’s secondary weapons acquired at each stage give her the means to attack in all directions, as well as the ability to restore HP.
—Big Sister Shinobu’s long-range attacks allow her to fight while maintaining a safe distance, making her the ideal frontline fighter!
—Remember to reload his Anti-Demon SMG when he runs out of bullets. It will be vulnerable while reloading, so do so wisely.
Maya Kamizono (voiced by Chinami Hashimoto)
The youngest of the sisters, Maya supports her strong-willed sister from the shadows with her trustworthy personality. As a short-range technical attacker, she creates various powerful weapons out of origami. She uses these weapons to deal massive damage! As she unlocks more secondary weapons, she will gain various special actions, making her a true attack specialist. However, she has much lower HP in return, so she chooses carefully when she switches to Shinobu as she presents herself with the opportunity to deal massive damage!
—Maya is an expert in hand-to-hand combat. Although her damage output is high, her HP is low in return. Dodging at the right time is essential when using it.
—Maya’s small build allows her to crouch under certain platforms, making her the master of exploration.
Cover your weaknesses by changing siblings when the need arises.
—When facing an enemy who can protect themselves against Shinobu’s bullets, show them who’s boss by switching to Maya! Identifying which sibling is best for each situation is key.
“The switch can be made at any time with no limit or demerits, though it requires both of you to be fit for battle.
Each brother has a range of unique secondary weapons, giving you plenty of options to change your strategy when the moment calls for it. Most of Shinobu’s sub-weapons can be used flexibly, allowing her to offset his direct attack. Feel free to make use of them as long as you have weapon points in stock! On the other hand, Maya’s secondary weapons mainly serve to close the distance between her and the demons, but in turn require technical precision. Some may even have unexpected functions.
Throws a knife diagonally up. Especially effective against aerial enemies and those that are difficult to target.
Maya creates shikigami that can damage enemies. They can also block certain attacks, but they will wear off faster as a result.
Should one of the siblings fall in battle, they can be resurrected with the Sister Rescue feature, as long as you can return to where they fell.
—A fallen brother can be resurrected by touching the button while standing on his body, but the demons will not wait for the process to finish.
“Game Overs can be avoided as long as you can rescue the other sister. Never give up, even when you’re alone!
No demon hunter gets by without an ultimate demon hunting technique. The brothers can synchronize to fire a devastating bullet that purges most demons in an instant, giving them a considerable advantage in their confrontation against the forces of evil.
Shinobu and Maya can unleash a powerful attack when the purge gauge is maxed out! The purge gauge increases naturally, but can also be sped up by picking up items along the way.
Make use of this powerful attack to kill the demons!
■ Feature #2: Defeat bosses to get new sub-weapons and open a new layer of exploration
Defeating bosses will spawn new secondary weapons, giving the brothers exciting new abilities. These secondary weapons also open up new routes and means of exploration in other stages.
—Secondary weapons can be changed at any time. Note that they require weapon points to use.
New secondary weapons will not only allow you to take down demons you couldn’t before, but they can also help you reach previously inaccessible areas of the castle!
Meticulous exploration will allow you to discover the castle’s secret passages, which can lead to power items for the brothers, not to mention the location of the other students who have gone missing.
A keen eye can allow you to find hidden paths and items behind seemingly inconspicuous walls!
You can find power-up items with careful exploration, turning the tide in your favor!
“Do you have what it takes to find and rescue all the students stranded in the castle?!”
■ Feature #3: Enjoy the story your way with “pure” or “refined” voice tracks
Grim Guardian’s story focuses on two main aspects: the mystery behind the transformation of the school and the whereabouts of the other students.
Enjoy the original experience in “Pure” mode with all the original Japanese voices for the story mode, or choose “Refined” for action-focused English voice acting tailored for fans of the genre.
■ Feature #4: Adjust the difficulty to your gaming needs with the unique style system
A total of three different styles, “Casual”, “Veteran” and “Legend”, are available to select, allowing players to adjust the difficulty to suit their needs. This can be changed at any time after starting the game and will have no impact on the story.
—Casual Style: Unlimited lives and no recoil when damaged allows for a fun and casual run.
—Veteran Style: Ideal for those looking for the challenge they provide action games of yore
—Legend Style: Intense enough to require unlocking. Do you have what it takes to clean it up?
Also, it will be possible to cooperate with both Shinobu and Maya if two controllers are available. It is possible to jump at any time during the game, so feel free to invite your friends on your journey to conquer this mysterious demon castle.
Attacking together in co-op allows you to deal extra damage! The sky is the limit when it comes to combo options!
“Maya is riding on Shinobu!” Jump on your friend’s character to get even higher and unlock new routes!
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