Flyhigh Works, publisher for the 2017 indie title Kamiko, has announced via Twitter that the game has surpassed “well over” 250k copies sold on the Nintendo Switch eShop. This impressive feat is made more incredible considering the relative obscurity the game faced upon release, with its official Nintendo Switch trailer only garnering a fourth of its total sales numbers in viewership in the same timespan.
KAMIKO, the amazing hit title by @skipmore & @Kan_Kikuchi, is now available on Steam! We’re also thrilled to confirm that the game has sold well over 250,000 copies on the #NintendoSwitch eShop; we’re humbled by your support, thank you! https://t.co/Lco4vXmUjU pic.twitter.com/m6by2HWyd7
— Flyhigh Works (@FlyhighWorks_en) June 28, 2019
Kamiko was originally released as a Switch-exclusive title on April 13th for Japan and April 27th for North America. The game received mixed to above-average praise for its detailed pixel-graphics, but short runtime. Kamiko also received a recent port to Steam just two days ago and is available in Japan for the PS4.
A synopsis for the game can be found below:
KAMIKO is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs. Fight as priestesses called “KAMIKO” and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Look no further if you are looking for an arcade action game with a twist! Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss. Another fun and easy original created by indie games SKIPMORE.