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Skulls of the Shogun

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Haunted Temple Games
Release Date: July 2013

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by Rainier on June 20, 2013 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT

Washing up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture Skulls of the Shogun.

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game where players control General Akamoto, a mighty warrior stabbed in the back on the eve of his greatest battle. Washing up on the shores of the Afterlife, it’s up to him and a ragtag army to shake things up and claim the rightful title of Shogun ...of the Dead.

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition features the full campaign and multiplayer modes from the original game, while adding a challenging brand-new four-chapter episode that takes place after the original game’s ending. This episode offers a new protagonist and a new unit type, the Tanuki, who confounds enemies with teleport spells and nonstop taunts.


Players will also find all of the multiplayer functionality from the original release, including 6 new multiplayer levels, making for a total of 36 battlefields. Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition supports real-time multiplayer over Steam, hotseat support, and asynchronous multiplayer modes that allow players to take turns at their leisure. Multiplayer matchups now reward players as well, with a new progression system that allows players to gain experience points, rank up, and unlock emblems. The asynchronous “Skulls Anywhere” mode is designed to be forward-compatible, so future releases of Skulls of the Shogun will play with each other regardless of hardware platform.

Additional bonus features include an extensive developers’ commentary mode, and a new intro theme performed by chiptunes DJ, Mega Ran!

“After the original game launched, we were delighted by all the positive reviews and player feedback, but realized there were a few features we could add to power-up Skulls and make it even better.” said Jake Kazdal, CEO of 17-BIT. “We’re delighted to bring that definitive version of Skulls of the Shogun to Steam, which adds a ton of original content and enhanced multiplayer features. We hope it’s worth the wait.”


Gamers who pre-order Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition for the discounted price of $11.99 will immediately receive the multiplayer beta version of the game, which features the first chapter of the single-player mode and all 36 multiplayer levels. After the pre-order/beta period, the full game will automatically unlock for pre-purchasers, and will be available for the MSRP of $14.99. The

Key Features:

  • Accessible, gridless, simple interface married with deep, layered tactical strategy and wildly variable battle outcomes.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn 2D high resolution art, inspired by a mash up of classic 1960s anime and modern urban vinyl character design.
  • Save your game at any point during the deep, immersive Drop-in and drop-out anytime with co-op and competitive multiplayer gameplay, save-game at anytime, as well as an engrossing original story and deep single player experience.
  • Amazing soundtrack influenced by classic Samurai Films, dub music and high drama created by world class Tokyo DJ Makyo of Dakini Records.


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