Shikhondo: Soul Eater

Shikhondo: Soul Eater

Digital ReleaseSteam
October 09, 2017

PlayStation 4
June 22, 2018 (JP)
August 28, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)

Xbox One
August 28, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)

Nintendo Switch
September 06, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
October 25, 2018 (JP)
DelistingMay 2019 - Xbox One (AU), PlayStation 4 (AU, EU)

March 31, 2023 - Nintendo Switch (JP), PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
April 07, 2023 - Nintendo Switch (NA)
April 12, 2023 - Nintendo Switch (AU, EU)
July 12, 2023 - Xbox One (EU, NA)
July 19, 2019 - PlayStation 4 (AU, EU)
EastAsiaSoft (JP)
Digerati Distribution (AU, EU, NA)

Available OnDigital

Nintendo Switch (JP)
PlayStation 4 (JP) page


Shikhondo: Soul Eater was first delisted on PlayStation 4 in Europe in late May of 2019 according to forum posts on PSNProfiles. The Australian release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was presumably delisted around this same time. 

Peculiarly in Australia alone, the game has remained available on Xbox One in one of Digerati’s bundles but not individually. 

The game’s relisting on PlayStation 4 was then first spotted on July 19th, 2019 but it may have returned as early as June. As the game is available in all territories but only on specific platforms, these delistings seem to have been tied to regional rating boards or platform-specific certification issues.

On February 27th, 2023 publisher EastAsiaSoft tweeted that the game would be removed from digital stores on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and Asia on March 31st, 2023. On March 2nd, Western publisher Digerati also confirmed that their releases of the game would be delisted by the end of March. In all cases, Shikhondo was delisted due to expired publishing agreement with the two publishers. The game’s Steam release is handled directly by developer DeerFarm and is not expected to leave that platform.

About the Game

Shikhondo – Soul Eater is a Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology.

Armies of demons known as yokai have escaped from Limbo. They are spreading like a plague across the land, sowing fear and stealing souls. You must destroy the pestilent invaders and free the captured souls from eternal torment. Includes Arcade, Hardcore and Local Co-op modes.

  • Five stages of intense bullet-hell action and hypnotic barrage patterns
  • Game modes include: Arcade, Hardcore, Boss Rush and Local Co-op
  • Fly close to enemy bullets to fill the Soul Gauge and unleash a super attack for high scores
  • Two playable characters, each with their own types of attack
  • Online leaderboards for high score glory*
  • Demonic enemies and bosses inspired by Asian mythology
  • Stunning and intricate Oriental artwork