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Hands on with Skulls of the Shogun for Xbox Live on Windows Phone at E3 2012

Windows Phone news at E3 2012 has been slim pickings, but that doesn’t mean we’re not turning over ever stone in our efforts to discover it. In this case, we actually turned over a skull, and out popped Skulls of the Shogun! Windows Phone Central is proud to present this exclusive first look at the mobile Xbox Live version of Skulls of the Shogun (Skulls for short) in action. We had very little time with the mobile build, but we'll follow up as soon as possible.

Skulls comes from indie developer 17-BIT and Microsoft Studios. Set in a feudal Japanese fantasy world, the game tells the story of a deceased general who rallies his troops in the afterlife. The core mechanic is a fast-paced turn-based strategic battle system. Each side starts with up to five troops, each of whom can collect resources, attack, or take strategic positions every turn. Both players (human or AI) have a powerful general character; if he bites the dust, that player loses the battle.

We weren’t able to check out the mobile Skulls’ multiplayer component, but it supports both local play and an online mode called ‘Skulls Anywhere’ which is being kept tightly under wraps for now. There’s also a good chance of connectivity with the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game, but 17-BIT couldn’t confirm one way or the other at this point.

Skulls of the Shogun comes to Windows Phone, Xbox live Arcade, and Windows 8 sometime near the launch of the Windows 8 operating system. Check back soon when we’ll have an in-depth demonstration of the XBLA version as well as a Windows Phone-centric video interview with 17-BIT!

Skulls of the Shogun

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mailman27 says:

I've been waiting on this game for a while. Details can't come soon enough!

eserrano250 says:

I must say that this game actually has me excited. I can't wait to see the finished product.

gorebashd says:

I really wanna play this

nrask7 says:

Can't wait for this!

trazer says:

Ha, I'm actually not interested in this one at all. Wish there was more wp7 game news.

We have more coming up...

gorebashd says:

Final fantasy news?? :D

Paul Acevedo says:

Yes, even Final Fantasy news is coming up soon! But I think a lot of Final Fantasy fans will enjoy Skulls of the Shogun too. Even though it's been developed in America, it has a very old-school Japanese vibe.

gorebashd says:

You just made my evening :P And I wanna play skulls and Ascend New Gods!

vault21x says:

not exactly related to this, but just the mention of W8, WP, and XBLA all together gets me thinking how awesome it would be if you buy one game, one time, and it played cross all three linked together seamlessly!!

Neo Nuke says:

Good job reporting this guys. I'm really excited about this game, it looked rad on all the trailers.

tylerh1701 says:

Awesome, didn't know this one was coming to WP.

schlubadub says:

Skulls Anywhere sounds interesting... My first thought was that it was the SmartGlass integration. But online multiplay would be awesome... The 'anywhere' bit suggests it might be cross platform too!

jedijaxpavan says:

I'm waiting for this and FF

MastrMeatWad says:

Looks fun, love the style.  June 22nd couldn't come soon enough, if that is the date MS will announce WP8 and more live titles?