Ikai draws inspiration from the classic first-person psychological horror genre with a defenceless main character. You must ward off demons with mystical Kanji as there are no guns or swords to help your cause. Therefore, all threats must be faced directly. However, if you’re quiet, you might be able to just run away from it all.
You play as Naoko, the local priestess, who is left in charge of her uncle’s shrine while he tries to expel the looming evil. But it seems that even he can’t stop the evil from spreading up the mountain and defiling the sacred grounds. Defenceless, Naoko must face the spirits alone.
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Ikai is planning to invade your dreams on March 29, 2022, across a multitude of platforms; PC, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. There will also be a physical edition of Ikai available to pre-order at select retailers which includes a sticker sheet and postcard. The physical edition is priced at US$34.99 and will release alongside the digital edition on the same day.