Chorus Worldwide has announced a western release for Alfa System’s (Castle of Shikigami) latest title, Sisters Royale.

The new shoot ’em up is coming west for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on January 30th, 2020. Pre-orders will go live on December 19th on the eShop and PlayStation Store. More ports for Windows PC and Xbox One are planned later. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the shmup.

“We’re super excited to be working with Alfa System to bring Sisters Royale to a global audience,” Chorus Worldwide founder Shintaro Kanaoya said in a press release. “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.”

Alfa System producer Naoki Suda added, “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. 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.’”

Here’s a brief synopsis of the game:

The battle of five sisters begins! Their mission is to capture the heart of the angel Yashin. Sisters Royale is a new vertical scrolling shoot ’em up from the veteran team at Alfa System, the studio behind the Castle of Shikigami series. Five sisters with unique magical talents battle it out with Tension Bonus Systems (TBS), a point multiplier system based on distance from enemies, and the Power-shot System that boosts attack levels. Find hidden Secret Fairies to gain massive scores, but only if the players take additional risks by multiplying the TBS bonuses! Get to know the score boosting techniques and take your place on the global leaderboard.

Sisters Royale was originally released in Japan for Switch as Sisters Royale: I’m Being Harassed by 5 Sisters and It Sucks.



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