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  Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Registration for the Closed Beta starts today
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05/17/2016
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Today starts the registration phase for the Closed Beta of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. The developer team wants to further optimize the real-time strategy game with stealth elements regarding its gameplay functions by receiving support from selected beta testers. To offer the testers an ideal and complete game experience, the developers will already provide all levels of the game in beta state. By conducting the Closed Beta, Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions would like to guarantee not only that Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will work absolutely flawlessly, but also that it correlates with the wishes and preferences of the fans. This is the one-time chance for all applicants to be among the first to witness the comeback of the real-time strategy genre.

The registration phase will start on May 17th and will end on May 30th, 2016. All prospective applicants can register here and - with a little bit of luck - become part of the beta tester team soon. After the selection of the testers, the beta phase will begin in the mid of June.

Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions will release Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux as well as PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™.

  

The press kit with all information and assets can be found here.

About Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun

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.

Features:

  • Comeback of a genre: Real-time tactics with stealth elements
  • Ninja, Samurai, Geisha, Trapper and Sniper – five simultaneously playable characters with unique and versatile skills
  • Challenging missions, worthy of a strategical mastermind
  • Thirteen missions with a free moving isometric camera perspective
  • Beautiful environments of the Edo period of Ancient Japan 
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About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment, based in Hamburg, publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 150 employees, including the Writer's Room, a team of writers unique to the German media industry.

Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment is part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies. In August 2014 the studio also established Daedalic Entertainment West, based in Düsseldorf. The studio’s first project is the Space Exploration RPG The Long Journey Home.

With titles like Goodbye Deponia, Daedalic won the German Developer Award 21 times („Studio of the Year“ 2009 and 2013, among others). With Chaos on Deponia the studio from Hamburg won the German Games Award for "Best German Game 2013".

Daedalic Entertainment is also the six-timer winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.

Titles like Silence, The Devil’s Men and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth show Daedalic’s desire to raise the bar higher for the whole adventure genre. Blackguards has likewise earned it a place among RPG creators. As a publisher, the studio is also known for releasing unique and outstanding titles like Divinity: Original Sin, Valhalla Hills and Bounty Train.

www.daedalic.com

About Mimimi Productions

Mimimi Productions, an independent studio founded in 2011 based in Munich develops high quality games with a unique look, where a characteristic visual style meets innovation.

Mimimi Production gave their acclaimed debut with daWindci, a 2.5D puzzle game for iPhone and iPad, that won the Apple Design Award. The Last Tinker: City of Colors, a 3D action adventure inspired by classics such as Jak And Daxter and Banjo Kazooie was released in the summer of 2014 for PlayStation®4, PC, Mac und Linux.

www.mimimi-productions.com

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