It’ll soon be five years since Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun launched, and since then, developer Mimimi Games has also developed, launched, and received plaudits for another game in the same genre with Desperados 3. And while the developer is now also at work on its next game (with backing from Kowloon Nights), it’s also taking to time to go back to its earliest big hit.
Standalone expansion Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice was announced earlier this year, and not long afterward, it was announced that it would launch some time in December. Now, a specific release date for it has been confirmed- the expansion is out on December 6. It will bring several new main missions, side missions, environments, and playable characters.
Set in Edo-period Japan like the base game, Aiko’s Choice will see the titular protagonist will join forces with deadly allies and go up against her former sensei, the cunning spymaster Lady Chiyo. Publisher Deadalic Entertainment has also released a trailer that summarizes the story of the base game and sets up the upcoming expansion. Check it out below.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice will launch on December 6 for PC. The base game is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, though there’s no word on when (or if) the expansion will launch for the consoles.