If you happen to’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 Change on March 29, 2022.
Apparently, Ikai received’t be only a cat-and-mouse, run-and-hide expertise. As an alternative, gamers could have the chance to make use of particular ‘mystical kanji’ to assist defend themselves in opposition to the otherworldly paranormal entities.
For individuals who’re after a bodily launch of Ikai, you’ll have the ability to 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 paintings.
For extra details about Ikai, right here’s a rundown courtesy of an official press launch we acquired not too long ago:
Darkish Japanese folklore involves life on this psychological horror recreation the place your solely protection in opposition to the abominable demons is your skill 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 fundamental character incapable of attacking evil creatures by way of conventional means. No weapons, swords, or howitzers right here. As an alternative, 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 may 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 primary character.
– DRAWING: Consider drawing protecting seals over the unusual sounds and occasions occurring round you.
– PUZZLES: Pit your wits in opposition to challenges that may attempt to cease you
– STEALTH & RUN: Be silent, don’t disturb the evil… Or simply run, run away from all of it, in the event 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 can be launched alongside the digital launch on March twenty ninth.