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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 11, 2019 – Publishers 612 Games and Golem Entertainment announced today that Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, 17-BIT’s highly tactical and hilariously scripted Samurai-inspired turn-based strategy game, is out today on the Nintendo eShop priced at $19.99 (or regional equivalent).

To request your review code for Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, please email: [email protected]

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Inviting players to enter the Samurai Afterlife to join forces with vibrant Ghost-Samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed Samurai Generals, Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, is the Nintendo Switch iteration of the critically acclaimed title from the multi-award winning Kyoto based indie development studio, 17-BIT.

Set in Feudal Japan, Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition sees players take on the role of the late great General Akamoto, Japan’s mightiest Samurai General who is stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant on the eve of his greatest battle. Players must command Akamoto and his army of soldiers, leading them through the four regions of the Samurai afterlife, to take back what was stolen from the should-be Shogun.

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition is available today on Nintendo Switch.

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17-BIT is a boutique independent video game developer specializing in revitalizing classic genres with cutting-edge gaming experiences. Founded in 2009 by game industry veteran Jake Kazdal, 17-BIT aims to deliver iconoclastic games that challenge the expectations of 2D gaming. Including his years at Sega in Tokyo and Electronic Arts in Los Angeles, Kazdal brings decades of experience to the company’s offices in Kyoto and downtown Seattle. With bold, eye-catching art and broad audience appeal, 17-BIT creates fresh game experiences that hearken back to the 16-bit era of consoles, but with the power and high definition of modern hardware. 17-BIT’s debut title was the critically acclaimed Skulls of the Shogun for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, and Windows Phone.


612 GAMES is a newly formed entertainment company based out of Santa Monica, California with its focus on video game development, publishing and distribution, as well as tabletop gaming. The company was founded by industry veteran Sirus Ahmadi, ex-founder & CEO of Conspiracy Entertainment Corp. which has published well over 100 games on all major video games platforms.


Golem Entertainment is a shiny new game publishing company, specializing in games people love to play. We have a very exciting line-up for 2019 and beyond, including GALAK-Z: THE VOID for Nintendo Switch™ which launched on March 26 and SKULLS of the SHOGUN: Bone-a-Fide Edition which is due to launch July 11 with more to follow.


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