Ink core

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Ink core
A large ink core from Evanescent Existence
A large ink core from Evanescent Existence.
Location Formally Dimensional Cave, currently unknown
Official Games

Ink cores (インクコア, Inku koa) are rare generic stage enemies that are found only in Evanescent Existence and Book of the Cafe.

General Information[edit | edit source]

Ink cores are, as the name suggests, presumably made of ink. The names of these enemies were unknown for years until they were revealed to return in Book of the Cafe. "Large ink core" (ラージインクコア) was the name of the one appeared in the first game, and it's presumed there may be smaller variants of these enemies. JynX mentioned in an interview that the ink bird was intended to be one of Tsurubami Senri's shikigami,[1] which could give the assumption that all over ink cores are, as well.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Danmaku Games[edit | edit source]

An ink bird, unused in EE

A singular large ink core appeared on stage 2 of Evanescent Existence, then again with two presented on stage 3, intended to be Tsurubami's shikigami. An unused version, an ink bird (インクバード), was left in the data files, and was scrapped from the game due to them being shikigami was not obvious.[1]

They did not make a return from Earthen Miraculous Sword onwards.

Book of the Cafe[edit | edit source]

Ink cores, both large ink cores and ink birds, are set to return in Book of the Cafe, being revealed in the Len'en 7th Anniversary Video. Notably, Evanescent Existence is listed in the ink bird's "Appearances" section.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Interview with JynX (2017): Development and Design Decisions, Question 102