Announcing AMEDAMA, a brand new side-scrolling, soul-shifting sandbox action adventure game from IzanagiGames and ACQUIRE! Features character design from illustrator lack!

AMEDAMA features a striking new 2D style, and is coming to Steam® in 2023!

IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has given us a first look at the side-scrolling, soul-shifting sandbox action adventure game AMEDAMA. The game is being developed in conjunction with ACQUIRE Corp. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and led by President Takuma Endo)—the company behind titles such as What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?, and Way of the Samurai. AMEDAMA is due for release on Steam in 2023.


AMEDAMA is a brand new side-scrolling, soul-shifting sandbox action adventure game from ACQUIRE and IzanagiGames, featuring character design from lack (Fate/Grand Order, Touken Ranbu), and music from Yuko Komiyama (Monster Hunter series). AMEDAMA’s historical Japanese setting is brought to life with a striking pixel-art style.

Yushin and his sister Yui run the local umbrella shop. One evening, as rain falls outside, a group of men burst in, killing Yushin before Yui’s eyes. With nothing but his soul remaining, Yushin must fight tooth and nail, possessing any body he can on the quest to find his sister and uncover the truth behind her disappearance. With only seven days left before his soul fades away, can he save her in time? Transport yourself to feudal Japan in the last years of the Edo period, and experience a tale of rain and reincarnation, brought to life with striking new 2D visuals.

◆ AMEDAMA Overview

Aihama, Japan. The final years of the Edo period. 

One rain-drenched evening, a group of men burst into the town’s brother and sister-run umbrella shop. Yushin is cut down in front of his sister Yui, leaving her alone in the world. 

The next thing he knows, he is looking down at his own stricken corpse—a soul without a body.

The grim incident shatters the peace in this quiet backwater. Lurking beneath the surface is an intricate, deep-rooted plot, shrouded in mystery.

Until Yui is safe, not even death is enough to extinguish Yushin’s soul. He’ll stop at nothing on his quest, shifting from body to body, possessing anyone and anything to rescue his sister. 

But with just seven days before his soul departs this world—can he save Yui in time?

This is a tale of rain, reincarnation, and revenge.

・AMEDAMA on Steam®:

・AMEDAMA global Twitter account:

・AMEDAMA Japanese Twitter account: 

Profile: lack

Illustrator. lack’s portfolio spans from trading card game illustrations to character designs for Okada Izo (Fate/Grand Order), Sétanta (Fate/Grand Order Arcade), Ichimonji Norimune (Touken Ranbu), and MAGLAM LORD.

Official site: 

Official Twitter: 

Profile: Yuko Komiyama

Composer and arranger. While at Capcom, Yuko worked as a composer and music director on the Monster Hunter and Mega Man X series before starting her freelance career in 2012. She has since composed tracks for Monster Hunter: World and its expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, in addition to working on arrangements for Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster, and other titles. Yuko also creates music for commercials and anime series such as Cube-Shaped Pokémon on Cubie Island?!.

Game Details

  • Title: AMEDAMA
  • Genre: Side-scrolling, soul-shifting sandbox action adventure
  • Development / Marketing: IzanagiGames
  • Planning: ACQUIRE
  • Character design: lack (Fate/Grand Order, Touken Ranbu)
  • Soundtrack: Yuko Komiyama (Monster Hunter series)
  • Release date: 2023
  • Subtitles: Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Scheduled Platforms: Steam® (*Support for additional platforms planned)
  • Players: Single-player 
  • Retail price: TBD
  • Copyright notice: ©️ IzanagiGames, Inc. & ACQUIRE Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Join us on the IzanagiGames Discord server and head on over to our Steam publisher page and give us a follow! These are the best places to keep up to date with the latest AMEDAMA news, sales announcements, and details of new releases—not to mention the occasional Discord-exclusive sneak peek!

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IzanagiGames Steam publisher page:

About IzanagiGames 

IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world. IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True, World’s End Club, and Yurukill: The Calumniation Games on a variety of different platforms worldwide. The company has also entered into the webtoon market and founded its own webtoon studio, Tsukuyomi. 

・IzanagiGames’ official website

・IzanagiGames’ official Twitter account


Founded in 1994, and specializing in consumer game and system development, ACQUIRE has established a reputation for its sandbox titles offering branching narratives and a high degree of player autonomy.

The company is well-known for Tenchu, along with an eclectic range of series, including Octopath Traveler, Way of the Samurai and Way of the Ninja, What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?, AKIBA’S TRIP, Class of Heroes, and more.

Taking originality and eccentricity as guiding principles from day one, ACQUIRE produces unconventional titles that defy categorization, cementing itself as a brand always in pursuit of novelty. The company continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the entertainment industry.

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