A psychic gypsy, a holy man, and another man bearing a gun enter an old monistary that had an ominous feeling coming from it. The place turns out to be haunted with unspeakable monsters and angry spirits. The three of them then take it upon themselves to get to the bottom of matters and silence the spirits.
The Journey. The Will to Survive. The Horror.
Did You Know?
This game was plagued by internal conflict within the development team. Hiroki Kikuta wanted to take the RPG genre into a new direction while the others wanted to do something more close to what Squaresoft (now Square Enix) was doing at the time. Kikuta wanted the game to be action-oriented, citing Resident Evil as inspiration. Kikuta departed Sacnoth after the game was released and Sacnoth changed their name to Nautilus. This game is considered the source material for the series Shadow Hearts, as the games take place in the Koudelka universe. See more
Followed by Shadow Hearts: Covenant