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by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 10:00AM PST

We take a look at indie developer 17-Bit Studio's turn-based strategy title, Skulls of the Shogun, to see if it's strategic, battles of undead samurai are worth a trip to the Realm of the Dead. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 9:00AM PST

Although Splinter Cell Blacklist comes from a brand new team, it plays close to the formula established by Conviction. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 8:15AM PST

When Nvidia announced its big goofy Android handheld Project Shield earlier in the month, it also quietly revealed Arma Tactics as one of its games. Developer Bohemia Interactive today formally announced that mobile game as a "turn-based close-combat strategy" affair, mentioning the XCOM and Jagged Alliance series as influences. It'll be available for other Nvidia Tegra-powered devices, mind, and may hit other platforms later too. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 6:45AM PST

Disney announced yesterday that it had closed down its Epic Mickey development house Junction Point Studios. Studio chief Warren Spector had been silent to that point other than a vague post on LinkedIn that he was unemployed. But Spector has finally spoken up via Facebook, saying that he still has plans for the future. Read more

Hey, remember Prince of Persia? So does Ubisoft. But that doesn't mean you can expect a new game in that franchise any time soon. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 29, 2013 2:45PM PST

EA and Maxis have released a new trailer for SimCity, showing off the extra features you get in the $80 "Digital Deluxe" edition. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 29, 2013 2:00PM PST

Stratego has launched on iPad and Facebook, with new game mode and customization options. It's $6.99 on iPad, or free-to-play on Facebook. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 29, 2013 1:15PM PST

Little Inferno is coming to iPad this Thursday, Tomorrow Corporation has announced. Read more

by Timothy J. Seppala, shacknews.com, Jan 29, 2013 12:15PM PST

Dead Space 3 Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis talks about co-op, ice planets and meeting expectations. Read more

The classic German RPG Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is getting a remake, due for PC in Q2. Read more