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Shogun Showdown Enters Early Access Phase

Large silhouette of a samurai in the cloud from Shogun Showdown.
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Story Highlights

  • Shogun Showdown, a turn-based combat game incorporating rogue-like and deck-building aspects, is now accessible in its early access phase.
  • The game draws inspiration from notable titles like Into the Breach, Darkest Dungeon, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Slay the Spire.
  • It features a Japanese-inspired setting and pixel art graphics, adding a unique aesthetic to its gameplay.

Shogun Showdown, a game that combines turn-based combat with rogue-like and deck-building elements, is now available for players in its early access phase. The game challenges players to correctly position and time their attacks, upgrade their tiles, and create combos to prepare for the ultimate face-off against the Shogun.

Building a Strategy

The game encourages strategic gameplay through its deck-building aspect. Players are urged to upgrade their attack tiles, and use them in combinations to strengthen their offense. The ultimate objective is to assemble the strongest possible deck before taking on the Shogun. Players’ tactical skills will be put to the test in this combat-oriented game that draws inspiration from recognized titles like Into the Breach, Darkest Dungeon, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Slay the Spire.

Embracing Rogue-like Elements

Consistent with the rogue-like genre, death in Shogun Showdown does not spell the end of a player’s journey. Instead, it serves as the starting point for mastering the game. With each play, gamers will have the opportunity to unlock new characters, attacks, skills, and more, further enhancing the gameplay experience.

A Touch of Japanese Inspiration

Shogun Showdown stands out not just for its gameplay mechanics, but also for its distinct aesthetic. The game unfolds within a Japanese-inspired setting and features pixel art graphics, adding a layer of cultural context and visual appeal to the gaming experience.

If you aren’t ready for purchase, you can download a demo of the game via Steam.

Written by Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Video Gaming. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.