Post-mortal strategy game Skulls of the Shogun
is out now on the App Store
, almost a year after it debuted on Windows Phone. Developer 17-Bit also released the game for Windows 8, Windows, Xbox 360, and later Steam, but today's arrival brings the game to iPhones and iPads for the first time, priced at $5.
17-Bit's Jake Kazdal told Pocket Gamer
the iOS games is based on the Steam version
the studio released in the summer. That means the tweaks and additions to that port are in the iOS version, including the extra episode and Tanuki monk unit.
As for multiplayer, the iOS port supports real-time "pass-and-play" on one device, as well as asynchronous turn-based battles online. Like other versions the multiplayer is cross-platform compatible, albeit only with Steam.
We were big fans of 17-Bit's take on a samurai's afterlife, awarding Skulls of the Shogun
the full five stars in our review
. As Jess put it, "Skulls of the Shogun
is joyful, cheeky, and like most memorable experiences, it's best with friends."