Top-down action game Kamiko has been popular on the Japanese Switch eShop for some time, and now it’s finally heading West.
Nintendo’s website now has a Kamiko page up with a release date of April 27th and a price of $5. It will be available exclusively on the eShop.
This cute pixel art title comes from Skipmore, known for developing retro-style puzzle ARPG Fairune for the 3DS. The publisher is Flyhigh Works, who have already brought us the entrancing VOEZ on the Switch.
Some Western players have skipped over to the Japanese eShop to download Kamiko early, but those in the Europe and North American regions will soon be able to download Fairune on their own eShops.
Skipmore styled Kamiko around Japanese Shinto beliefs, and players must battle against monsters and solve puzzles to get through the sealed gates in every stage. Players will take control of three priestesses called Kamiko, who have god-bestowed weapons to slash up some demons.
The game looks beautiful and exciting, but it’s pretty short and likely won’t satisfy the retro gamer’s appetite until the Switch’s Virtual Console decides to launch. If you need some other retros to hold you over, Nintendo has added quite a few NeoGeo titles to the eShop at pretty low price marks. Some of the NeoGeo games include Fatal Fury, Waku Waku 7, Metal Slug, and The King of Fighters ’94.
Additionally, retro fighter game Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will release on the Switch on May 26th. Players will find all original fighters and bosses, new features, a first-person mode that utilizes the Joy-Cons, and ranked online multiplayer.
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