612 Games and Golem Entertainment announced that 17-Bit’s Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition has launched for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for just $19.99. The comedic, turn-based strategy game puts players in charge of an undead shogun general who must command his loyal but clumsy soldiers to victory against other undead warriors.
The game centers around a general who was unceremoniously stabbed in the back during his greatest battle. He’s sent to the land of the dead, where he continues to battle in the afterlife in order to discover the identity of the unknown assailant who Judasfied him and accommodate some measure of retribution for what happened.
The actual gameplay is themed around tactical turn-based encounters where you’ll command a small group of soldiers with different abilities and skillsets as they attempt to overcome the enemy.
The trick to the game is that the battle is lost once the general on either side bites the dust, a little bit like Chess.
Players are encouraged to make use of their soldiers in strategic ways to outwit and out-maneuver their foes.
Skulls of the Shogun isn’t a new game, though. It originally came onto the scene way back in 2013 for the Xbox 360 and later for Steam on PC.
It’s weird but the game’s aesthetic and tone seems to match the Switch perfectly, but yes it’s a six-year-old game from last gen that’s just getting its due release on the Nintendo Switch.
It’s a popcorn and licorice kind of game that you would likely play while you’re out and about or commuting back and forth from work or school. It also seems like the kind of game that would be a perfect accoutrement for the Nintendo Switch Lite, since the device is designed specifically for mobile play.
If you’re interested in grabbing a copy you can do so right now by visiting the Nintendo eShop.