Namco’s Yokai Dochuki, Renamed ‘Shadowland’, Is The Next Arcade Archives Game On Switch

A platformer to close out Namco month.

We’re getting another Arcade Archives release on Switch tomorrow, as the Japan-only platformer Yokai Dochuki is the next game to launch in the series, but with a slightly different name in the West, however — Shadowland.

Originally released in arcades in 1987, the game sees you platforming through jigoku (essentially, hell or purgatory) to reach Yama, the Buddhist deity who will determine your final fate. There are five levels to play through, and all of them are based on different regions within jigoku. You can fire spirit energy bullets — ki — at your enemies and run and jump your way through each level. Shadowland truly embraces its mythology and Buddhist inspirations.

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