Critically Acclaimed Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Now Available on PS4/Xbox One; New Trailer Released

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun brings some of 2016's best tactical stealth action to PS4 and Xbox One, accompanied by a new trailer.

on August 1, 2017 5:21 PM

Today, Germany-based developer Mimimi Productions’ hardcore tactical stealth game has finally made its way to PS4 and Xbox One — both digitally and at retail — in North America (it has been available in Europe since July 28th).

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun first surfaced when it launched back on December 6, 2016 for PC, Mac, and Linux. At the moment of writing this, the game currently  has an “overwhelmingly positive” user reviews rating on Steam. More specifically, across more than 2,800 reviews 96% of users rated the game positively. On the more critical side of things — the game (PC version) currently boasts an impressive 85 on Metacritic, leaving it within the top 30 “best games” on PC in 2016 according to review aggregate scores.

Shadow Tactics — for those that don’t know — is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. In it, a new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage. You take control of this team.

A team comprised of five very different personalities and individuals with varying skill sets, your job is to decide how you want to infiltrate things like a mighty castle or breach a snowy mountain monasteries. Do you want to set traps? Or do you want poison your opponents or avoid them all together? The choice is yours.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun costs $39.99 USD on PC/Mac/Linux, but on console runs at $49.99 USD. Below, you can check out the aforementioned trailer. Additionally, the game also has a free demo on both Xbox One and PS4 that enables you to try out the game first — putting down no money — to see if you will enjoy it.

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