Daedalic announces Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun release date
December 6th for the Mac, Linux and PC. PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until 2017. If all you needed was the release date, you can quit reading. If you want to know what this game’s about (and you should), read on.
As its name would imply, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun marks the return of the stealth-based real time tactics genre (remember Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood?). In the game, which is set in the year 1615, a new shogun attempts to bring peace to the realm. He recruits five specialists in assassination, sabotage and espionage as he battles a rebellion and rises to power, and gameplay ensues.
One part of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently with sword and shuriken. The Samurai Mugen is a bit more straight forward and can defeat more opponents at once at the expense of flexibility. Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies as a Geisha, and the street child Yuki places traps and lures the enemies towards their deadly fate. Takuma, however, relies on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.
It’ll be up to you, then, to evaluate the missions and best determine how to utilize your team. There’ll be no one specific way to vanquish enemies and achieve your goal, although you can bet that some tactics will work better than others.
In handy bullet form, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun features:
- Real-time tactics with stealth elements
- Five simultaneously playable characters—ninja, samurai, geisha, trapper and sniper—with accompanying skills
- Thirteen challenging missions with a free moving isometric camera perspective
- Beautiful environments of the Edo period of Japan
For more on Shadow Tactics as you await December 6th, visit the developer site at www.mimimi-productions.de. If you happen to be in or around the Tokyo Game Show, you can prove your tactical prowess in Hall 9, Booth 2 with an exclusive hands-on version of the game.