What do you do when you’re a Japanese general who ends up betrayed, dead, and stuck on the shores of the Japanese afterlife? If you’re General Akamoto, you get mad… and you get even. So begins our latest series Skulls of the Shogun, an adaptation of the cross-platform arcade/strategy game (also titled Skulls of the Shogun) by 17-bit studios. Here’s the official series description, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Skulls of the Shogun tells the tale of General Akamoto, a recently deceased Edo-era military-genius, betrayed on the battlefield on the eve of his greatest victory and washed up on the shores of the mythical Japanese afterlife. Now Akamoto must join forces with an off-beat, colorful cast of charismatic characters including ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks and powerful mustachioed shoguns on his quest to restore his honor and procure the position of Shogun of the Afterlife.
Now, we might be a wee bit biased since we, along with DJ2 Entertainment, produced Skulls of the Shogun, but come on: who DOESN’T love magical animal-monks, mustachioed shoguns, and ghost samurai warriors? Plus… they have cake.
Skulls of the Shogun stars John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as General Akamoto, and is written and directed by F. Ryan Naumann. (Naumann also provides some supporting cast voices.) The series also features guests voices like Gary Anthony Williams and our own Jessica Chobot and Dan Casey!
Skulls of the Shogun premieres Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10am PT, right here on Nerdist.
In the meantime, you can check out more info about the game here, and don’t miss 17-bit Studios’ latest game, “a love letter to 80s animation and shooting games,” GALAK-Z: