Game release: “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” (PC)

Mimimi ProductionsShadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun breathes new life into the tactical strategy genre with an Asian touch.

The Commandos series is still one of the most beloved hardcore gaming franchises, despite the third and fourth installment focusing a bit too much on action. It’s not the first time that a German developer tries its hands on the genre in different settings, as it can be seen in Desperados and Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood. So it was only a matter of time that feudal Japan was chosen as a battlefield where silent kills and the coordination of five different characters with their own unique skills are essential for success. However, it comes as a surprise that it’s from a developer who’s only done child-friendly games like The Last Tinker so far. The involvement of Daedalic Entertainment isn’t so surprising, though as they’ve already dipped into the strategy genre pool before with the Blackguards titles.

Of course the personalities of the characters in the game reflect their play styles, while their social interactions should offer enough depth which can hopefully be found in the story as well, although if one knows classic samurai movies like Seven Samurai, the plot doesn’t have to be so complicated after all. Having a ninja who uses his sword and shuriken to kill enemies, a samurai who can get rid of multiple targets at the same time, a Geisha who distracts enemies, a street child who lays traps, and a marksman who takes enemies off from afar, sounds like a pretty good combination. Graphically, the game looks fantastic with smooth animations and very colorful backgrounds in addition to varied environments, and with different approaches to finishing missions, there should be enough replay value as well.

The game is now available on PC with a 10% discount that will last until December 12, 4:59 PM UTC. Console versions (PS4 and Xbox One) are announced as well. The pretty cool retail Deluxe Edition should also be mentioned, as one rarely has the chance to get chopsticks and a beautiful hand fan in a game box.

Buy the PC game on
GOG
Steam

Buy the standard retail version for PC on
Amazon Germany

Buy the Deluxe Edition for PC on
Amazon Germany

Official Website

If you liked reading this article, make sure you pay a visit to Future Sack which kindly features it as well, and every LIKE or comment is appreciated on EMR’s Facebook page or FS’s Facebook page :). Or FOLLOW the blog on EMR’s Twitter page.
Using one of the GOG or Amazon links and buying the product also helps ;).

Advertisements

About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
This entry was posted in Game release news, Gaming. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Game release: “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” (PC)

  1. Pingback: Overview of (blog) life in December 2016 | Emotional Multimedia Ride

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s