17-BIT ANNOUNCES SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN: BONE-A-FIDE EDITION FOR STEAM
The new Steam version of Skulls of the Shogun is now available for pre-order for a discounted price, and includes immediate download of the multiplayer beta of Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-fide Edition.
Seattle game developer 17-BIT today announced the release of their award-winning SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN on the Steam platform for the PC, supercharged and reborn as SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN: BONE-A-FIDE EDITION.
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 game can be pre-ordered today at the Humble Store and via Steam.
In collaboration with Buffalo Vision and Plush Apocalypse, SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN: BONE-A-FIDE EDITION is developed and published by 17-BIT. The full retail version of the game will be released in late July. For more information about Skulls of the Shogun, visit http://www.skullsoftheshogun.com.