What is Shadows of the Sengoku?

Shadows of the Sengoku is an up and coming grand strategy meets turn-based tactics game set in the Sengoku period, where the players will control an elite group of units with the mission of helping their clan reach its ultimate destiny.

Grand Strategy meets Turn-based Tactics?

In Shadows of the Sengoku, players will run a Ninja clan in service of one of the warlords of ancient Japan. As the elite unit, they’ll take on various specialized types of missions in order to further the goals of their daimyo. As a 4X game, gameplay focuses on 4 main pillars: ExploreExterminateExploitExpand.


Send your squad on exploration missions in order to find resources and gather intelligence regarding enemy units via a comprehensive mission system. The Daimyo will trust the player to decide where these expeditions should take place, and would rate the player based on their success. A complete loss of trust will result in a summary execution.


Control your squad of elite ninjas in a turn-based tactical battlegrounds, directing their actions on the battlefield as they sneak around enemies, prepare ambushes, and use a variety of unit types and weapons to vanquish your enemies. Players will have control over which missions to take in order to completely subjugate one of the enemies of the Daimyo.


Hand in hand with exploration, players will be able to build improvements in resource sites in order to generate resources for their daimyo, allowing them to improve the troops, defenses, and be better prepared in this most dangerous of times. Players will also be able to direct the research of their domain, carefully balancing the needs of their elite squad with those of the domain and their garrison.


Aid the daimyo in the expansion of their domain. Successful completion of key missions will allow a daimyo to expand their domain and annex neighboring lands. More lands means more resources to exploit, but also more people required to defend and keep the peace.

Where can I play it?

Shadows of the Sengoku is being developed for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

When will it be released?

The release date isn’t set yet, but it will happen in 2021. Through this page, you can follow all the news and updates on the progress of the game!