Video Game: Castle of Shikigami
aka: Shikigami No Shiro
Castle of Shikigami
(known as Shikigami no Shiro
in Japan) is a series of arcade Bullet Hell shoot 'em ups
developed by Alfa System. The overarching plot involves a mysterious castle in the country of Alcaland, which has been the subject of many "missing persons" cases. A handful of psychics have converged on the location to conduct their own investigations of the incident, each for his or her own reasons.
As of 2008, all three of the main games have been released in the U.S. for the PlayStation 2
(for the first two games) and Nintendo Wii
). Other ports on Sega Dreamcast
), Nintendo GameCube
), and Xbox 360
) are also available, but only in Japan
. The entire series also saw Japan-only PC ports, however a Fan Translation
is in the works for the first game's PC port.
This series uses the following tropes: