Skulls of the Shogun Developer Teams with Puzzle & Dragons Publisher, World Domination Imminent
GungHo Entertainment, the Japanese company best known for the smash-hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons, has teamed up with 17-Bit, the creator of the turn-based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun.
“17-Bit’s dedication to re-energizing classic genres for next-gen gaming fits perfectly with GungHo’s core values and notably expands the breadth of our game portfolio,” GungHo Entertainment executive Jun Iwasaki told GamesBeat. “We pursued this partnership because we have high expectations for the developer and are eagerly awaiting to collaborate on their next major release.”
This isn't GungHo's first collaboration with a successful development team; it previously joined forces with developer Grasshopper Manufacture to create the PS4-exclusive bloodfest, Let It Die.
17-Bit's Skulls of the Shogun released in 2013, to the acclaim of strategy fans around the globe, and the same team is currently hard at work at the space shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional, a roguelike shooter which draws heavy inspiration from '80s anime such as Macross.
It isn't clear what future project these two burgeoning game-making companies will pursue, but given the addictive puzzle action of Puzzles & Dragons, and the cleverly minimalist strategy of Skulls of the Shogun, it's safe to assume it will be a hardcore zamboni simulator.