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 17-BIT’s stylish and irreverent turn-based strategy game invites players to fight their way through the Samurai Afterlife on Nintendo Switch™  this spring 


LOS ANGELES, CA – 13 March, 2019 – Publishers 612 Games and Golem Entertainment have announced today that 17-BIT’s Samurai-inspired turn-based strategy game, Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition, is coming to Nintendo Switch™  this spring.

Watch the Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition trailer, here:

After hugely successful launches on Steam PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone, Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition is now making its way to the Nintendo eShop by popular demand. The fast-paced, highly tactical turn-based strategy game invites players to enter the Samurai Afterlife and join forces with vibrant Ghost-Samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed Samurai Generals on the way to capture the Skulls of the Shogun.

Set in Feudal Japan, Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition sees players take on the role of the recently deceased General Akamoto, Japan’s mightiest Samurai General who is stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant on the eve of his greatest battle. Players must combat the Shogun's Generals through the four regions of the afterlife, as well as meeting the gods of each region.

It’s up to players to control general Akamoto and his army of soldiers. At each turn, five orders can be carried out. The game offers fans plenty of tactical approaches to choose from, like killing units, bolstering minions by eating skulls and haunting rice fields and buildings. Not to forget the all important consideration how to best use and deploy their general, who must be protected at all costs. 

See the game’s key features below:

●      A fast-paced, arcade-inspired blend of arcade action and turn-based strategy!

●      Rub shoulders with the colorful denizens of the Afterlife and power up your army to deadly demons!

●      Rampage through 24 levels in an epic single-player campaign!

●      Confound opponents with the all-new Tanuki Monk unit!

●      Gain experience and fuse emblems with an all-new player progression system!

●      Battle up to 4 players at once on spectacular multiplayer maps, both locally and online!

●      Power your way through an all-new episode, which features persistent troops and the mischievous new Tanuki Monk!

●      Get inside our heads with all-new Developer Commentary! 

For more information on Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition or to request your review code, please contact:


17-BIT is a boutique independent video game developer specializing in revitalizing classic genres with cutting-edge gaming experiences. Founded in 2009 by game industry veteran Jake Kazdal, 17-BIT aims to deliver iconoclastic games that challenge the expectations of 2D gaming. Including his years at Sega in Tokyo and Electronic Arts in Los Angeles, Kazdal brings decades of experience to the company’s offices in Kyoto and downtown Seattle. With bold, eye-catching art and broad audience appeal, 17-BIT creates fresh game experiences that hearken back to the 16-bit era of consoles, but with the power and high definition of modern hardware. 17-BIT’s debut title was the critically acclaimed Skulls of the Shogun for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. 


612 GAMES is a newly formed entertainment company based out of Santa Monica, California with its focus on video game development, publishing and distribution, as well as tabletop gaming. The company was founded by industry veteran Sirus Ahmadi, ex-founder & CEO of Conspiracy Entertainment Corp. which has published well over 100 games on all major video games platforms. 



Golem Entertainment is a shiny new game publishing company, specializing in games people love to play. We have a very exciting line-up for 2019 and beyond, including GALAK-Z: THE VOID for Nintendo Switch™  and SKULLS of the SHOGUN: Bone-a-Fide Edition. Stay tuned for news on our line-up as it becomes available.

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