Skulls of the Shogun

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Skulls of the Shogun
Skulls of the Shogun Boxart.jpg
Developer(s) 17-BIT
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Engine XNA
Platform(s) Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Windows Phone
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s) January 30, 2013
November 27, 2013
Genre(s) Turn-based tactics
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Download

Skulls of the Shogun is a turn-based tactics video game developed by 17-BIT.[1] The game is inspired by Advance Wars and features turn-based combat between undead samurai.[2] Skulls of the Shogun was originally planned for a 2012 release on Xbox Live Arcade[3] and Windows 8. The game is available for Xbox 360, Windows, and Windows Phone.[4]

In June 2013, 17-BIT released Skulls of the Shogun: The Bone-A-Fide Edition on Steam for Windows XP (SP 3) and up, with 4 new campaign levels, a new character, new multiplayer levels and progression system, and developer's commentary.

In May 2014, Skulls of the Shogun was released for OS X and Linux as part of a Humble Bundle.


Reviews for Skulls of the Shogun have been mostly positive, and the Xbox 360 version currently has an 81% Metascore on the aggregated site Metacritic.[5] Rob Kershaw at The Digital Fix gave the game 8/10, praising its accessible but challenging gameplay, whilst also noting that it was occasionally difficult to distinguish between the different units on the battlefield.[6]


  1. ^ Davison, John (2010-06-29). "Skulls of the Shogun First Look". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ Davies, Martin (2011-01-19). "Skulls of the Shogun Preview". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  3. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2010-09-20). "Skulls of the Shogun Hands-on: The Art of Advance War". Kotaku. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Skulls of the Shogun Cross-Platform Play". YouTube. 2012-12-17. 
  5. ^ Metacritic. 19 August 2013
  6. ^ The Digital Fix - Skulls of the Shogun Review. 27 February 2013.

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