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Shachibato! has arrived on Steam and Neptunia DLC is available to boot

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If you prefer, you can call it Shachibato! President, Itís Time For Battle! Maju Wars.

Shachibato! is now available on Steam, acttil announced today on behalf of developer and publisher Preapp Partners. Also known by its ever so slightly longer name, Shachibato! President, Itís Time For Battle! Maju Wars, the game is a strategy-RPG roguelike.

In Shachibato!, you control a young entrepreneur who operates an adventuring company. An earthquake rips through the city while you are out on a shopping excursion, and a mysterious portal opens on the property that formerly hosted your place of business. Of course you have no choice but to enter it and rescue your employees while working to restore your business.

Key game features include:

  • Grid Battle System: Players will explore maps and battle enemies on a grid-based battlefield. You will have to form a team that can effectively carry out the battle depending on the enemies and terrain. The bigger your company becomes, the more employees you can hire!

  • Turn-Based Battles: Shachibato adopts a traditional turn-based SRPG battle system, where you will take control of up to 5 units to battle against fierce enemies.

  • The Toichi Gate: This mysterious gate appeared out of nowhere and leads to terrifying dungeons. The gate will open every 10 days, so before then you'll have use your time wisely to recruit and train a talented group of employees to send into it!

  • Dungeon Exploration: Within dungeons are various treasures and items, as well as specific missions to complete. Youíll also have to be on the lookout for lost employees waiting to be rescued, so explore each dungeon thoroughly and track them down!

  • Hire New Talent: Through your HR department you can hire new adventuring employees. There are a variety of jobs such as warrior, cleric, wizard, and so on. Decide what skill sets you need most and interview your potential new recruits!
To celebrate its release, Shachibato! is being offered at a 10% discount during a limited launch window. Additionally, Shachibato! Deluxe DLC is offered at 20% off its standard price for the first week and includes a digital art collection and original soundtrack.

Preapp Partners has secured Neptune, heroine of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, as a playable DLC character that is being offered for $1.99 and will be joined later by other characters in coming months. Fittingly, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is discounted by 10% when you purchase it with Shachibato!

Shachibato! is a "multimedia franchise," and Preapp Partners teamed up with Kadokawa to prove it. You can find the Shachibato! President, Itís Time For Battle! anime right now on Funimation, with a dubbed version on its way soon.


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Staff article by Jason Venter (March 30, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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