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Shadow Tactics Sneaking Up to Consoles This Summer

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun quietly released at the end of 2016 on PC. It was a fantastic tactical stealth adventure set in within the rich Japanese time period of ninjas and samurai.

Later this summer console players will be able to experience the world of Shadow Tactics. It’s scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 1. The console version will be published by Kalypso Media, in partnership with Daedalic Entertainment and developer Mimimi Productions.

“Porting Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun to consoles was a big challenge,” said Frieder Mielke, Technical Director at Mimimi Productions. “We wanted to make sure that console players would be able to enjoy the exact same experience as on PC, and I believe we’ve achieved that. But no one can be a better judge of that than the players, and that’s why we also decided to release a demo version for both platforms, so that every console player can try the game for free and decide for themselves.”

Shadow Tactics will be available digitally from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store, as well as physical boxed versions. The demo will launch on the same day as the console version and will feature the entire first mission and a preview of the second.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun features over 25 hours of tactical stealth gameplay spread over 13 increasingly challenging missions. In our review we called it “one of the most compelling and memorable tactical games you’ll ever play.”

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will be available August 1 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018

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There are several high-profile game publishers and developers who can afford to take as much time as they need to release their next tent-pole title. Rockstar Games is definitely one of them. This week they announced that the extremely highly anticipated open-world action-adventure sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 will be arriving Spring 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally teased, then announced late last year with a fall 2017 release date. But anyone familiar with the scope of Rockstar’s titles, such as Grand Theft Auto, knew that was a pipe dream.

“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes,” states the press release. “But we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be Rockstar Games’ first title to be built entirely within the current generation of hardware.

The first game (a pseudo-sequel to 2004’s Red Dead Revolver) launched in 2010 to critical and commercial acclaim. It is consistently ranked as one of the greatest video games of all time. It sold millions, though a drop in the bucket compared to big brother GTA. It was never remastered nor ported to PC.

Rockstar’s most recent game, Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a best seller. It originally launched in 2013 on the last generation of consoles. It launched the following year for PS4 and Xbox One, then came to PC in 2015.

To help swallow the pill of the delay, Rockstar released several gorgeous screenshots. You can see them below and find more on the main website.

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Like all of Rockstar Games’ titles, Red Dead Redemption 2 will undoubtedly be rated M for Mature. The sequel should arrive Spring 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One, with additional details this summer.