Today we are happy to announce our next release, "Shikhondo - Soul Eater" for Nintendo Switch, developed by Deer Farm and published by Digerati Distribution!
This marks the first title in our new multi-game deal with Digerati.
Shikhondo is a Korean bullet-hell shoot 'em up set within the beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology. DO handled the Nintendo Switch version including the setup of Nintendo Switch Online Leaderboards. Getting the game running smoothly with thousands of bullets on screen required bespoke optimisaton work, seeing DO completely re-implement the bullet handling system. The result - solid 60fps whether handheld or docked.
This is exactly the kind of challenge we love; where we can use our experience to ensure a title not only gets released, but with the high quality that consumers demand and that does the title justice. At DO we love games and bringing them to console is a labour of love, not just a process.
DO founder and CTO Matthew Tighe said of the deal:
"The quality of Digerati's catalogue is obvious and shows they know how to support developers and make a success of their titles. Shikhondo has a great aesthetic and posed an interesting challenge for us, so was a perfect fit. I'm looking forward to more of the same working with Nick and the team who have been great.”.
Shikhondo will be released later this summer for digital download and with a limited edition physical run, so it's our first boxed game.
Stay tuned for details of the second game, fruity pie!