Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Brings Real-Time Tactics to PS4, Xbox One & PC in Q4 2016

From developer Mimimi Productions (The Last Tinker: City of Colors), Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac in Q4 2016, publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced at GDC today.

Described as a “real-time tactics game with stealth elements,” Blades of the Shogun takes you to the Edo period of ancient Japan, time of the Shogun, ninjas, and samurai. With roughly 25 hours of gameplay across 13 missions, you control five different characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Here’s the full description for 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.

Part of this team is Hayato, an agile Ninja who artfully defeats his enemies one by one from the cover of the shadows. Samurai Mugen fights with more strength. As the tank of the group, he can take on several enemies at once, at the expense of his agility. Aiko the Geisha is a master of camouflage and distraction, trapper Yuki is specialized in traps and deceptions. Takuma, being the eldest of the group, relies on his sniper skills for ranged attacks.

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.


  • 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 complex missions with classical 3D top-down perspective
  • Beautiful environments of the Edo period of Ancient Japan 

What do you think of Shadow Tactics?