Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Registration for the Closed Beta starts today
Are you a fan of real-time strategy games? Do you like Japanese culture or history? Then you might want to check out Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, which opened registration for its closed beta today. The developer seeks to use the closed beta as a chance to further optimize the title, which they describe as a “real-time strategy game with stealth elements”. You can check out the trailer below.
The registration phase starts today and will end on May 30th, 2016. Anyone interested in taking part in the beta can register here. Being selected is not guaranteed, but you should try your luck if interested. After the selection of the testers, the beta phase will begin by the middle of June.
For those who would like more details about the game, we have included the following from the company’s press release.
About the Game
“In the year 1615, a new Shogun rises to power in Japan and strives to bring peace to the realm. In his battle against rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.
One part of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently with a sword and shuriken. The Samurai Mugen is a bit more violent and can defeat more fiends at one time, but therefore, he’s forfeiting flexibility. Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies as a Geisha, and the street child Yuki places traps and decoys the enemies towards their deadly fate. However, Takuma counts on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.
The player has to carefully evaluate his options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given environments? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.”
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will be released sometime in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more information be sure to check out the game’s Official Facebook Page, or the developers website here.
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