Video: Skulls of the Shogun arrives for Windows Phone, PC, and Xbox

Video: Skulls of the Shogun arrives for Windows Phone, PC, and Xbox

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Skulls of the ShogunIn case you haven’t heard, Microsoft broke new gaming ground today, officially launching the first title specifically designed to be played across a Windows Phone, Windows 8 PC, Surface, and Xbox 360.

Skulls of the Shogun is a multiplayer mash up combining arcade-style fighting with turn-based strategy—plus visuals inspired by 1960s-era Japanese anime thrown in for good measure. (Do I have your attention yet?) The game—the first Microsoft title designed to be paused on one device, and picked up and played on another—works with up to four players on any combination of supported hardware.

Download it from the Windows Phone Store

Download it from the Windows Store

Download it from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

To really appreciate how cool it is, you’ve got to see it in action. Check out the short video below hosted by one of the game’s creators and a member of the Xbox team showing how it all works.

For a limited time, you can also pick up Skulls at a discount. The Windows 8 version costs $9.99 (normally $14.99), while the Windows Phone version is $4.99 (normally $6.99). The Xbox LIVE edition is available for 1200 Microsoft Points. Also, if you’re curious how developer 17-BIT coded it and what inspired the retro Japan theme, then definitely check out the illuminating Q&A our friends on the Windows Experience Blog published today. Xbox’s Major Nelson, meanwhile, plans to have 17-BIT as guests on his podcast later this week. Watch his blog for details.

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  • wbadry
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    Sounds an interesting game. Will give it a try for sure

  • A very very thanx to ms team for providing 7.8 update in my Omnia w.it felt wonderful when I see the full screen usage of my mobile.

  • up to I saw the receipt saying $6029, I have faith that my neighbour actualey erning money part-time on there computar.. there moms best frend started doing this for less than 20 months and resantly cleard the morgage on there apartment and bought a great new Mitsubishi Evo. I went here....... BIT40.COM

  • And also... how limited is the limited time for the discount??? Cause the card that I use for games has seen A LOT of activity lately, and I'm not sure it has anything left... haha :)

  • Does the "switch back and forth" part of the game works in the WP7 version of the game?

  • duus
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    Can we get an update on the 7.8 update? It is a bit frustrating reading on windows phone central and other 3rd party sites trying to figure out who is getting the update and who is not.

    Please make an official statement!