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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice is out now

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice, the new standalone addon to the very popular stealth tactics game Shadow Tactics is out now.

Focusing on one of the main game's protagonists: the kunoichi adept Aiko. She is a master of camouflage and distracts enemies disguised as a geisha. While Aiko was certain that she left her old life behind, her former sensei, the cunning spymaster Lady Chiyo, reappears from the shadows to challenge her. Together with her friends—a group of deadly assassins—she sets out to hunt down the ghosts of her past.

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  • Return to the beautiful world of Shadow Tactics set in Japan in the early Edo period.
  • Rejoin your favorite characters for another adventure set within the story of the main game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
  • Experience a previously untold tale centered around the kunoichi adept Aiko, who must face a vicious enemy connected to her past.
  • Explore three full-fledged main missions, setin brand-new environments, and three shorter interlude missions.

The expansion includes all the features of the main game:

  • Play a team of five different characters with their own unique skill sets.
  • Synchronize your team's actions to strike down your enemies at once with the "Shadow Mode" feature.
  • Choose between non-lethal or deadly stealth attacks.
  • Find dozens of ways to take out or sneak past your opponents the way you want.
  • Choose from three difficulty levels to match your skill.

Available to buy from Steam. Looks like GOG does not yet have the Linux build.

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hardpenguin Dec 6, 2021
Quoting: The_AquabatI'm very tempted to buy this. I just need to know how long it is. Desperados III and Shadow Tactics are just superb games.

"Instead of a revolutionary sequel, you get a few extra levels similar to the larger maps from the main game. It's more of the same, but that's a good thing. Overall the expansion takes about six to eight hours to complete and is a nice slice of what Shadow Tactics is known for."


Last edited by hardpenguin on 6 December 2021 at 7:06 pm UTC
jens Dec 6, 2021
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Nice, don't know yet when to find the time (fortunately it's not that long), but already in the library :)
Erzfeind Dec 6, 2021
Bought it and played the first mission :)
It's great so far, pretty much what I expected!
Arehandoro Dec 6, 2021
Will be my Christmas present :D
BigJ Dec 6, 2021
Desperados III was a really good game, but Shadow Tactics had better atmosphere and story imo. I’ll be getting this one!
Ehvis Dec 7, 2021
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The dev has a blog post mentioning that the expansion will be PC exclusive. Then goes on to explain that this includes Windows and Linux. Should make a few people happy.

Less good is that it apparently is still 32 bit.
Cyril Dec 7, 2021
Hope they'll release the Linux build on GOG too.
Shmerl Dec 7, 2021
It's a pity they never managed to make the game 64-bit.
Philadelphus Dec 7, 2021
Just picked it up, though I'll have to wait until I have something other than a (work-provided) Macbook to play it on...
jens Dec 7, 2021
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Having played yesterday for a few minutes, very nice to hear the characters speaking again. (English for me, though the Japanese voices are probably even better.) The voice-over itself is worth the game.
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