Skulls of the Shogun website
announces Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide
, a revamped edition of 17-bit Studios' turn-based strategy game
coming to Steam
that adds new content, and also breaks free of the game's
Windows 8 exclusivity, good news for most PC gamers who are avoiding the latest
iteration of Microsoft's OS.
has all the details on the new version, and those who preorder the
game on Steam
receive a 20% discount, and instant access to the game's multiplayer beta.
SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN: BONE-A-FIDE EDITION features the full
campaign and multiplayer modes from the original game, while adding a
challenging brand-new four-chapter episode that takes place after the original
game’s ending. This episode offers a new protagonist and a new unit type, the
Tanuki, who confounds enemies with teleport spells and nonstop taunts.
Players will also find all of the multiplayer functionality from the original
release, including 6 new multiplayer levels, making for a total of 36
battlefields. SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN: BONE-A-FIDE EDITION supports real-time
multiplayer over Steam, hotseat support, and asynchronous multiplayer modes that
allow players to take turns at their leisure. Multiplayer matchups now reward
players as well, with a new progression system that allows players to gain
experience points, rank up, and unlock emblems. The asynchronous “Skulls
Anywhere” mode is designed to be forward-compatible, so future releases of
SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN will play with each other regardless of hardware platform.
Additional bonus features include an extensive developers’ commentary mode, and
a new intro theme performed by chiptunes DJ, Mega Ran!