Skulls of the Shogun
E3 2012: Turn-Based Strategy Skulls of the Shogun Gets Trailered
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Here’s one that slipped under the radar amongst the chaos of E3. Skulls of Shogun, a turn-based strategy title from developer 17-BIT, has been confirmed by Microsoft alongside an amusing new trailer.

17-BIT call the game an “invigorating cocktail of 1960's-flavored sorcery and strategy. 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 the Skulls of the Shogun! 

“With its roots in classic turn-based strategy gaming, Skulls of the Shogun retains depth and adds a smooth, simple interface that makes it accessible and enjoyable even to players new to the genre. Players immerse themselves in battle with fun and unique gameplay features amidst lush, eerie environments.”

The game brings 4-player local and networked multiplayer and will hit Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, and Windows Phone simultaneously. No release date or price just yet. Looks fun! Check out the trailer below.


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Comment #1 by TheAntiHuman
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 06:46:57 AM
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Turn-based strategy! w00t w00t!!
My favorite genre, which unfortunately is incredibly unrepresented on xbox. And it looks cool too. I for one am excited

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Comment #2 by onidemon
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:00:56 AM
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Love the art style.....looks like Paper Mario meets RTS.

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Comment #3 by FreiZeitGeipel
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:29:44 AM
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Looks interesting. Haven´t played a turn-based strategy game in years. So I might give it a try.

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Comment #4 by Grimicyn
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:54:34 AM
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I been waiting for this one for a while. I miss the days of FF Tactics and so on. Still waiting on a release date and price though. Cool thing is it should have 400 achievement points now!

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Comment #5 by Mittens2317
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 08:05:42 AM
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Love RTS games, but turn-based... they're pretty hit or miss, so I'll be keepin an eye on this one wearing skepticles.

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Comment #6 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 08:55:23 AM
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Comment #7 by doomey
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 09:42:13 AM
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when is this out, love different stuff like this :)

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Comment #8 by Coruba
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:55:58 AM
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Half interested, love my rts but will wait for the reviews.

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Comment #9 by Gilganomics
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:08:05 AM
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YES! I've waited so long for a TRPG on 360 that doesn't suck, please don't suck.

Yes, there's Agarest War, plus a other console titles and arcade releases, but there aesthetics didn't win me over.

I hope this "appeal to wide audiences" mind-set doesn't mean I only get three classes to choose from. Why aren't more games stealing FFT's job system?

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Comment #10 by Gilganomics
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 11:10:34 AM
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Excuse all the grammatical errors, that post was written in a passionate state; TRPG fans are one of the most overlooked niche demographics in gaming (though I suppose anything "niche" would have to be overlooked by default).

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