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[Update]: Aiko's Choice will be arriving for Windows and Linux on December 6, 2021.

Even though it arrived pretty much out of nowhere, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun quickly solidified itself as one of my favorite games from 2016. There was just something incredibly alluring about its mixture of stealth and strategy, especially when executing elaborate plans that could topple an entire enemy base in a couple of frantic seconds!

So you can imagine my surprise when Mimimi Games announced, 5 years after the release of the original, that they now are working on a standalone expansion - Aiko's Choice. The expansion will bring with it three lengthy missions set in brand new environments, three shorter 'interlude' missions, a highly specialized team of characters to tackle every problem with, and naturally, plenty of different ways to solve each obstacle.

You can get a bit of an idea of what all of this looks like in action through the recently posted gameplay trailer. Have a peek:

While the exact release date has not been announced just yet, you can expect to see Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice at some point in December, 2021. As for the launch platforms, so far it looks like Aiko's Choice will be releasing exclusively for PC.

Once more information becomes available, ideally alongside a release date, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Aiko's Choice over at Steam.