On January 30, Microsoft announced the availability of “Skulls of the Shogun,” the first game to provide support for Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone 8 devices right from the start.Courtesy of its cross-platform capabilities, the game enables users to easily switch from a device to another as they advance in the gameplay.
This is the first game to reach all Microsoft platforms, and is already available for download for Xbox 360 via the Xbox LIVE Arcade, as well as for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.
“‘Skulls of Shogun’ is a title that really promotes this connected gaming world where you can play a game on any Microsoft device against other players, save it to the cloud, move to another device, and pick up where you left off,” said Christopher Rubyor, a senior game designer for Microsoft.
The new title enables users to enjoy its features in solo mode, or with up to three other friends, if the multiplayer mode is selected. The best part of the deal is that users can enjoy local and online multiplayer battles across devices.
To celebrate the arrival of the game, Microsoft has announced a special promotion for all Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users. Windows RT users can also take advantage of it, it seems.
For a limited period of time, the “Skulls of the Shogun” will be available at only $9.99 (normally $14.99) through the Windows Store in Windows 8, the company announced.
Furthermore, Windows Phone users will be able to grab the new title at only at $4.99 (normally $6.99) via the Windows Phone Store. On Xbox LIVE, “Skulls of the Shogun” costs 1,200 Microsoft points.
The new game will arrive on Microsoft’s platforms in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian. It can be seen on this page in the Windows Store for Windows 8, and via this link in the Windows Phone Store for mobile users.