Indie developer 17-Bit announced today that their next release, Skulls of the Shogun, will launch worldwide on January 30th. Skulls of the Shogun is an action turn-based strategy game designed for the Xbox 360, Windows 8 PC's, Windows Surface, and Windows Phones.
Skulls of the Shogun is a blend of magic, sword fights, and strategy. In the story, the player's character has died and entered the afterlife. In there, the player will meet bright ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and generals with their awesome mustaches. They will join forces throughout the fifteen hour long campaign to capture the Skulls of the Shogun.
Skulls of the Shogun features online battling as well: up to four players can compete against each other in local and online battles. Even more interesting, is that the campaign can be carried across all four of the platforms asynchronously, so players can take their Xbox campaign with them on the go. This service is called Skulls Anywhere (which is a little morbid sounding).
“After three and a half years, Skulls of the Shogun is finally ready to be released,” said 17-BIT's Founder and CEO Jake Kazdal. “We’re ecstatic we could bring Skulls to all four of Microsoft’s platforms, and bring them all together with cross-platform functionality. We appreciate the excitement and patience by all the Skulls of the Shogun fans, and we here at 17-BIT believe the wait will be well worth it.”
On the 30th this month, Skulls of the Shogun will be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 1200 points, the Surface/Windows 8 version for $14.99 in the Microsoft Store, and for $6.99 on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Skulls of the Shogun will be localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian.