June 19, 2024

The new game is the second title to be created by KADOKAWA Game Linkage and ABC Animation. The collaborators are also behind the highly anticipated Ninja Slayer Neosaitama in Flames which is set to be released this summer. 

The game is set to debut on the renowned gaming platform, Steam – and you can add it to your wishlist now. The latest updates about the game are also being posted on its dedicated X account

SHINONOME ABYSS: The Maiden Exorcist is an action-based survival game which boasts horror elements. It will follow the story of Yono, a Miko (maiden exorcist), trying to track down her missing exorcist brother. However, the hunt takes a turn for the worse when it leads her to a mysterious and terrifying mansion where many mononoke (yokai and vengeful spirits) are waiting for her.

In order to survive, players will be expected to look out for the presence of the mononoke in the form of noises or following clues – but exploring such places can kill their adversaries too!

When Yono is in danger, another personality of hers appears and her abilities are greatly enhanced. One of the key points of the strategy to survive till the end is to skillfully manipulate this change of personalities.

There are three game modes: “Harai,” “Misogi,” and “Gyou”. “Gyou” is the highest difficulty mode, in which players compete to see how long they can survive in an endless dungeon.  The game is based in a Japanese setting – with ongoing threats from numerous monsters. 

The new launch took inspiration from the former Shinonome game which was previously available on Steam. The creators made sure to take users feedback seriously and, as a result, added a variety of characters and a challenging ‘boss’. 

SHINONOME ABYSS: The Maiden Exorcist is also available to play in Japanese, English and Chinese. It is suitable for players of all ages, and it has been specifically recommended for people who are fans of retro gaming.

The creators of SHINONOME ABYSS: The Maiden Exorcist said: “The place Yono must go to is a terrifying place where mononoke reside and the very structure of the mansion changes every time one enters. Only time will tell what awaits her when she opens the sliding doors…

“Even in the gaming world, Indie games are unique because they allow the creator’s thoughts and ideas to shine through in a straightforward manner. This project aims to use Indie Games to popularize the titles that these games are based on, in not only Japan but the rest of the world as well.”


About KADOKAWA Game Linkage:

KADOKAWA Game Linkage (President: Shusuke Toyoshima) is a wholly owned subsidiary of KADOKAWA Co. The company is engaged in the game media business, including the publication of game media such as the Famitsu and Dengeki brands, the operation of web services and video distribution. In addition, KGL takes on the challenge of creating new value in all areas related to games, including goods production, event planning and management, and e-sports management. KGL aims to increase the enthusiasm surrounding games and its users, and further expand the fun and enjoyment of games.

Official Site:https://kadokawagamelinkage.jp


ABC ANIMATION, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation Group Holdings. The company is responsible for the Group’s animation business, which includes the production and investment of animation content, as well as the sale of programs, merchandising and event business in Japan and overseas.

Official Site: https://www.abc-anime.co.jp