Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System have announced that the Japanese shoot-em-up Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire will be arriving on Xbox One on Friday 10th July. Finally, Xbox gamers will be able to enjoy the frantic, bullet-hell spiritual successor to the classic Castle of Shikigami.
Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire is a vertical scrolling shmup that sees players through bullet hell levels filled with a variety of powerful enemies intent on destroying everything the sisters care for. Players will take the role of one of 5 sisters, each of which with their own unique magical powers, who are all trying to capture the heart of the angel Yashin. As with the developer’s previous title, Castle of Shikigami, there will be power boost mechanics that allow players to increase their scores and earning high rewards by taking big risks.
- Five characters to choose from with unique magical abilities.
- A point multiplier system based on distance from enemies (Tension Bonus Systems).
- A Power-shot System that boosts attack levels.
- Hidden Secret Fairies to gain massive scores.
- Global leaderboard.
“We’re super excited to be working with Alfa System to bring Sisters Royale to a global audience” said Shintaro Kanaoya, Founder of Chorus Worldwide. “The original Castle of Shikigami series is a beloved classic of the genre and having Alfa System come back to make a modern spiritual successor is thrilling. With its tongue-in-cheek storyline, gameplay and production values from a team at the height of their 30 years in the industry, we think Sisters Royale will appeal to shmup fans of all levels, as well manga and anime lovers around the world.”
“After receiving many calls for a sequel, we are happy to introduce a brand new game that retains some key elements from Castle of Shikigami series”, Naoki Suda, Producer of Alfa System, “in Sisters Royale the players will find the same ‘high risk, high return’ game mechanics that they enjoyed in the series, with additional obstacles that redefine the game, including ‘slippery ice floors’ and ‘wind blowing windmill’.”
Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire arrives this Friday on Xbox One, priced £11.74/ $13.99/ €13.99.