Shikhondo: Soul Eater Coming to Consoles this Summer

No matter how bad it looks there’s always a path through even the most dense cloud of bullets.  At least, that’s the theory, but sometimes that involves seeing in six-dimensional probabilities with a dip into quantum relativity for comparative analysis.  Seeing the patterns isn’t the same as understanding them, but a good bullet hell will still reward you with a fantastic light show even if you can’t quite untangle the path through multiple patterns of firepower moving at different velocities.  Shikhondo: Soul Eater is a Korean shooter that’s quite happy to stick to genre conventions, with a bullet-grazing system feeding a cancel-gauge and bosses as intricately designed as their attack patterns.  While the game has been out on PC for a while now it’s finally coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One at this summer.  The PS4 version lands digitally June 22 (today) with a physical region-free edition coming from Eastasiasoft on June 28.  As for the other two consoles, they’re showing up eventually with no specific release date yet either physical or digital, but it shouldn’t be too long before they clog the screens of their respective console with so many bullets that the only thing with a chance of survival is an anime-style schoolgirl.