Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Aiko's Choice Trailer Gets the Band Back Together

The first gameplay trailer for Aiko's Choice, the upcoming expansion for Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, is full of familiar faces.

We're getting close to the release of the first expansion for Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and developer Mimimi Games has released a new gameplay trailer for the standalone DLC set to release on PC in December. Aiko's Choice follows, well, Aiko as she stealths and slashes her way through Edo-period Japan to "hunt down the ghosts of her past."

The expansion will feature three primary missions, three interlude missions, and new environments. There's no word on how much it will cost just yet, nor is there a firmer release date than the December release window. 

Just as in the base game, you'll be able to take on these missions alongside old, familiar faces. Hayato, Takuma, Yuki, and Mugen all return to help Aiko along on her journey.

We were able to talk to Mimimi Games Creative Director and Co-Founder Dominik Abe earlier this year about Aiko's Choice about the DLC, its main character, and its mission structure.

Abe said that while the team would like to work on a sequel at some point, they wanted to add something to Shadow Tactics that would tide players over until then. Though, to be clear, Abe didn't outright confirm the team is actually working on Shadow Tactics 2, so don't get too excited yet. Rock Paper Shotgun reported earlier this year that the studio's "next game is something brand-new." 

Mimimi most recently shipped Desperados 3, another strategy game we enjoyed quite a bit

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Published Aug. 30th 2021

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