Castle of Shikigami III on Wii™ Barrages into Retail Today

May 13th 2008
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Torrance, CA (May 13, 2008) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment products, has shipped Castle of Shikigami III, a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up for Wii™, to retail today! Based on the hit arcade title Shikigami no Shiro, players will choose from a vast array of characters to go against the mystery that shrouds the country of Alcaland.

“Castle of Shikigami III is a nice throwback to arcade shooters: simple to pick up and play, but difficult to master,” said Michael Manzanares, Project Lead. “If you're looking for a good time with a hilarious cast of characters or seeking a battlefield swarmed with grunts and gunfire, Castle of Shikigami won't disappoint.”

Story
Castle of Shikigami III takes place in the calm and forgotten kingdom of Alcaland. This relatively small country has suddenly been struck by a series of mysterious events which have caused people to disappear and go into comas. You play the role of one of ten psychics which have been reluctantly hired by the royal family to investigate and solve this mystery.


Castle of Shikigami III Features:

· Tension Bonus System!
Your proximity to enemy units and gunfire determines your score and firepower!

· 10 memorable characters!
Each character has their own specialized weapons and powers, anything from chain lightning to psychic blades!

· 55 possible story combinations!
Experience a wide variety of scenarios with fully voiced dialogue!

· 2 Player Co-op Mode!
Dodge a never-ending barrage of bullets alone or with a friend!

· Exclusive console-only Dramatic Change Mode!
Switch between two characters in the middle of the fight to improve your chances for survival!


Castle of Shikigami III has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about Aksys Games and Castle of Shikigami III can be found at www.aksysgames.com.

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