Indie developer 17-BIT has announced that they will be releasing Skulls of the Shogun worldwide on January 30th, 2013 for Xbox 360, Windows 8 PC, Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phone. The Xbox 360 version will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points in the Xbox Live Marketplace, the Windows 8/Surface version for $14.99 in the Microsoft Store, and the Windows Phone version for $6.99 in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Skulls of the Shogun is a cocktail of 1960â€™s-flavored sorcery and strategy. Washed up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture the Skulls of the Shogun in a 15-hour single-player campaign. Skulls of the Shogun also features up to four-player local and online multiplayer battles.
Called Skulls Anywhere, players will be able to challenge their friends, fight their way through online multiplayer battles, and take their single-player campaign on the road asynchronously â€” whether theyâ€™re playing on Xbox 360, Windows 8, Surface, or Windows Phone.
â€œAfter three and a half years, Skulls of the Shogun is finally ready to be released,â€ said 17-BIT Founder and CEO, Jake Kazdal. â€œWeâ€™re ecstatic we could bring Skulls to all four of Microsoftâ€™s platforms, and bring them all together with cross-platform functionality. We appreciate the excitement and patience by all the Skulls of the Shogun fans, and we here at 17-BIT believe the wait will be well worth it.â€
Skulls of the Shogun will be localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian.