June 1st, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
As part of the big build up to E3 this year, a number of trailers are popping up on the internet for the games that will be displayed at the game convention. Most of these don’t interest us but as 17-BIT have got a little bit pally with Microsoft recently, the latest version of Skulls of the Shogun will be displayed at their booth. As such, a trailer has been called upon and we’ll be darned if we miss it.
Until recently, Skulls of the Shogun was just another great looking turn-based strategy title with a cartoon sentiment to boot. Not much has actually changed, at least not with the game itself, it’s just that it’s now exclusive to Microsoft things like Windows 8, Xbox Live Arcade and Windows Phone 7. Well, what can you do?
The developers describe the game as an “invigorating cocktail of 1960′s-flavored sorcery and strategy”. You wash up on the shores of the afterlife and meet a band of ghost-samurai warriors who are after the titular Skulls of the Shogun. Like many turn-based strategy titles of late, especially ones headed for mobile platforms, Skulls of the Shogun comes with a simplified interface which doesn’t reflect its apparently deep gameplay. Add on 4 player local and networked multiplayer and you can start to see why the game has been recognised and praised.
The new E3 trailer doesn’t really show too much in terms of gameplay, certainly nothing we haven’t seen before. But for those of you unfamiliar with the game you’ll certainly be given an idea of the premise and type of humor the game appeals to.
More information on Skulls of the Shogun can be found over on the game’s official website.