Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is an isometric stealth game, that’s heavy on tactics (it’s right there in the title) and ninjas. There are also a dual-wielding samurai and an old man with a sniper rifle, but it’s mostly about ninjas doing stealthy ninja things with sharp blades.
After seeing the game in action at this year’s E3, I can confirm that Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is like the classic Commandos or Desperados games, only set in Edo-era Japan. You will command a team of sneaky and deadly specialists, each with their own unique abilities and strengths. This being a tactical game, you’ll have completely control on how to approach any situation – set traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid enemy contact.
The game’s description also mentions a dynamic character development and a sort of trust system between characters, though I did not get a chance to see how it works. But it does sound interesting.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is out now on PC, and will reach PS4 and Xbox One in the future.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.