XBLA Wednesday: January 30th, 2013

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
This week, Xbox LIVE Arcade is just one of three outlets you can play 17-BIT Studios' first game under their new name. The Shoguns will invade via Windows 8 and Windows Phone as well. Is the cartoonish genre-bender enough to warrant your purchase on any system?

Skulls of the Shogun
Developer: 17-BIT
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Price: 1200 MSP
Skulls of the Shogun is an award-winning genre mashup of turn-based tactics and arcade action, featuring 8-10 hours of epic (but tongue-in-cheek) story-driven campaign, and multiplayer modes for 2-4 players. With fast-paced tactical elements, intense action, and eye-catching graphics and animation, 17-BIT is getting back to the pick-up-and-play fun of previous generations of gaming, where the depth unfolds as you play.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.