Castle of Shikigami 2 gets a physical release on Switch

Castle of Shikigami 2

Red Art Games have announced Castle of Shikigami 2 is getting a physical release on Nintendo Switch.

The physical release for Switch is coming sometime in 2023 for North America and Europe.

The digital release for Switch is coming next week, on April 13th, 2022. The classic shmup has been available for Widows PC (via Steam) since December 2021.

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced ports for Castle of Shikigami 2:

Castle of Shikigami 2

In 2006, a “twisted castle” suddenly appeared in the sky above Tokyo. A variety of stories unfold around the god-hunting armaments housed in this gigantic castle. The second installment of the dramatic shooter that gained popularity in the arcades is now coming to Steam with +α elements!

Game Overview

Players choose one of seven (+1?) characters, each with different unique abilities, and use their shots, special Shikigami attack, and bombs to destroy the enemy. The unique backgrounds of each character are intricately intertwined, creating an interesting storyline for the shooter.

In between of total 5 stages, different demos (stories) will be played for each character, and when playing with two players, a completely different story unfolds depending on the combination of characters used, all of which are fully voiced (in Japanese).

New Features

  • New Entry Mode – Revamped enemy placement in all stages, lots of changes that will surprise even the most experienced!
  • Brand New Translation – We know everyone is waiting for this!
  • Dramatic Change Mode – Operates with 1P switching between characters, and you get the same demo as when there’s 2P!


  • Enjoy the storyline with the different personalities of each of the seven (+1?) main characters!
  • Fight using three types of attack methods: normal attack, shikigami attack, and special attack
  • 5 stages in 3 parts (each stage x 3 parts + a boss in each part)
  • Aim for a high score with the TBS (Tension Bonus System), which allows players to earn high scores by getting close to enemies or enemy bullets.
  • Two player simultaneous play (local only)
  • Plenty of Steam achievements and trading cards available

Castle Shikigami 2 was originally released for Japanese arcades back in 2003, followed by a Nintendo GameCube later in 2003, PlayStation 2 earlier in 2004, Sega Dream cast in mid-2004, Xbox, and then finally PC in later 2004.

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