Shikhondo – Soul Eater now likely leaving all console platforms on March 31st [UPDATE]

Shikhondo – Soul Eater now likely leaving all console platforms on March 31st [UPDATE]

[UPDATE 03/08/23] Digerati recently replied on Twitter and confirmed that their deal for Shikhondo is also expiring and that their releases of the game will be delisted “on the platforms/regions where we publish it as well”. 

They didn’t mention a date but March 31st seems like a reasonable deadline if you’re interested in any console version of the game. That includes Nintendo Switch (EU, JP, NA), PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, JP, NA), and Xbox One (EU, NA). The Steam release is handled directly by developer DeerFarm and is now expected to be the only remaining digital version of the game. Thanks to M I K 3 ID for pointing out the update. Our original post from February 28th continues below.

Publisher EastAsiaSoft tweeted yesterday that Shikhondo – Soul Eater will be removed from digital stores on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 31st. The tweet was originally made in Japanese only so it is assumed the delisting will impact only the Japanese and Asian territory releases which were published by EastAsiaSoft. Western publisher Digerati has not confirmed yet if their releases will also be affected at the same time. On Steam the game is handled directly by developer DeerFarm so at least that one is not expected to leave any time soon.

In 2019 the game was briefly delisted on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Australia and Europe but returned later that Summer (everywhere except for Xbox One in Australia, oddly). Along with the remaining digital versions the Asian release of the game is available on physical media for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Thanks to everyone who submitted the news, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and updated the game’s page on the site.