Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions have announced the stealthy RTS game Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun at GDC San Francisco, set for launch later this year on PC, Mac, Linux PS4 and Xbox One.
Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun comes with a special setting: The Edo period of ancient Japan, time of the Shogun, Ninjas and Samurai. In roughly 25 hours of game-play, five characters take on challenging missions. Each of them has a very specific skill-set: while the Samurai can fight several enemies at once, the Ninja is much more agile and hard to detect by enemies. Only those who know the strengths and weaknesses of each the five characters can use them effectively in each mission.
In the year 1615, a new Shogun rises to power in Japan and strives to bring peace to the realm. In his battle against rebellion he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.
Part of this team is Hayato, an agile Ninja who artfully defeats his enemies one by one from the cover of the shadows. Samurai Mugen fights with more strength. As the tank of the group, he can take on several enemies at once, at the expense of his agility. Aiko the Geisha is a master of camouflage and distraction, trapper Yuki is specialized in traps and deceptions. Takuma, being the eldest of the group, relies on his sniper skills for ranged attacks.
The player has to carefully evaluate his options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given environments? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.
- Comeback of a genre: Real-time tactics with stealth elements
- Ninja, Samurai, Geisha, Trapper and Sniper – five simultaneously playable characters with unique and versatile skills
- Challenging missions, worthy of a strategical mastermind
- Thirteen complex missions with classical 3D top-down perspective
- Beautiful environments of the Edo period of Ancient Japan