If you are at PAX East and you haven't had the chance to check out Skulls of the Shogun, then you are really missing out on one of the best games here. It's fast paced, easy to learn, and you can play the multiplayer in just about any way that you want.
It's possible to play by yourself in a 15-hour single-player campaign. Alternatively, there's also 2-to-4-person multiplayer that can be played locally or online, and you can even combine those two. If you are playing local co-op, everyone can pass around the controller, or each player can have their own. It's completely up to you.
It's definitely the best arcade strategy game out here, and that's not just because there really aren't any other ones. This is seriously a fun game to pick up and play. The short blitz matches can be completed in about ten minutes, though if you'd rather have a longer game, you can have four players on a larger map. If you do decide to play an extended game, there's always the option to save the match in the middle and come back to it later.
Despite having never played this before, I picked it up during my first game. The visuals make it clear and easy to understand what's going on, what you can do, and how you can do it.
Skulls of the Shogun will be out later this year on Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 7. The Windows 8 version will be available in the Windows app store once the OS becomes available.
|6:15 PM on 03.01.2013|
Skulls of the Shogun gets a price drop on all platforms
Have you played Skulls of the Shogun yet? Why the hell not!? It's pretty awesome, and a blast to play. Well for those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, good news! Skulls of the Shogun just received a price drop. The Xbox Live Arcade version is going for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99), and the Windows 8 and Surface versions are $6.99 now. The Windows Phone version will remain at $4.99.more
|10:00 PM on 01.30.2013|
Celebrate Skulls of the Shogun's release with MURDER
Skulls of the Shogun is now out for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows Phone, and Windows 8! With the release comes a launch trailer, and I'm going to just go ahead and say that this is the first best trailer of 2013. Check out our o...more
|11:15 AM on 01.30.2013|
Review: Skulls of the Shogun
The Xbox Live Arcade, after nine long years, still doesn't have a whole lot of classic style strategy RPGs. Discounting tower defense, there's Band of Bugs, Greed Gorp, and a scant few others. Enter Skulls of the Shogun: a ne...more
|12:30 PM on 01.10.2013|
Skulls of the Shogun releasing on January 30
Freaking finally. We've been looking forward to Skulls of the Shogun for literally years. Well the wait is finally almost over as developer 17-Bit has announced the game will be launching on January 30, 2013. It'll be availa...more
|10:00 AM on 06.28.2012|
Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross-platform play
Developer 17-Bit has announced that Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross-platform play across the Xbox 360, Windows 8 PCs, Windows 8 tablets like the Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phones versions of the game. So for examp...more
|4:00 AM on 06.01.2012|
New Skulls of the Shogun trailer explains the story
In case you haven't heard of Skulls of the Shogun, it's an awesome and fast-paced strategy game. This trailer should give you a clue to how the game feels. The plot revolves around a shogun who has died, and now he has ...more
|12:12 PM on 08.27.2011|
Please do not miss Skulls of the Shogun
Maybe you've been paying attention. If so, good. Thank you. We're not going to preview the game again, but we did want to make sure that everyone is paying attention. Skulls of the Shogun is too great of a game to miss. ...more
|10:15 AM on 07.26.2011|
Let the dev tell you all about Skulls of the Shogun
Now that Skulls of the Shogun has been announced for Xbox Live Arcade, Haunted Temple Studios' Jake Kazdal is here to tell you more about what the game is about. While I can't vouch for the American football references, mostl...more
|8:00 AM on 07.16.2011|
Skulls of the Shogun is heading to Xbox Live Arcade
Microsoft Studios is publishing Haunted Temple Studios' Skulls of the Shogun and bringing it to Xbox Live Arcade later this year, Gamasutra reports. The lovable and charming turn-based strategy game with undead samurai has be...more
|8:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Company of Heroes 2 announces Red Star edition for retail
Good news for fans of the Company of Heroes 2 series as now you have a great reason to pick up the physical copy in June. Along with a snazzy steelbook, you also get a Czar's wealth of extra content. Right off the bat, player...more
|2:00 PM on 05.16.2013|
Review: Eador: Masters of the Broken World
I don't know why I thought that putting a world back together -- conquering various floating landmasses and combining them through sheer force of will -- would be easy. Eador: Masters of the Broken World's similarities to Her...more
|5:00 PM on 05.15.2013|
Review: Anomaly 2
Don’t let the screenshots fool you: This isn’t the game you think it is. The first Anomaly was an unexpected sleeper hit that found a successful formula on flipping tower defense on its head by putting the playe...more