1615 AD, Japan – a new Shogun has seized power and enforced nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he has recruited five specialists in assassination, sabotage and espionage. This team must fight against the mysterious Kage-sama, who plans to overthrow the Shogun. They must infiltrate castles, gather information through espionage, fight rebellions and ruthlessly eliminate Kage-sama’s allies. Comprised of very different personalities; working together as a team seems impossible at first. Yet over the course of many missions, trust will be won and friendships made. The characters develop their own dynamic and each member will face some kind of personal drama. Welcome to the world of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
It’s been a while since the gaming world has seen a really good stealth – orientated Real Time Tactics game. The most recent iterations of genre exemplars like Commandos and Desperados are now, seemingly, fond but distant memories. Shadow Tactics by Munich based Mimimi Productions looks set to change that by appealing to those very same fond memories whilst simultaneously bringing something new to the table.
Set during Japan’s Edo era the game looks to be the hardcore, small team vs. large enemy force, stealth actioner some gamers will have been crying out for. Skilfully hide from and sneak past the enemies fields of view, take their formations apart and hide their bodies to cover your tracks. Tactically plan actions for your whole team and execute them all at once, make use of the vertical gameplay and jump from roof to roof to silently kill your foes from above; Mimimi promise dozens of solutions to take enemy setups apart.
The game released just over a week ago and has been receiving much critical acclaim and, seemingly, good sales figures. We were due to interview Mimimi Productions’ founder and creative director Dominik Abè but sadly were unable to manage both sides’ schedules this side of Christmas. Rest assured the interview is still happening (early Jan) and we promise to make it a good one! In the meantime we may try and review the game (if festive schedules permit!) and you can purchase the game on Steam (10% off until Jan 2nd) with Xbox One and PS4 versions incoming.