Aiko's Choice is the anticipated standalone expansion to the acclaimed stealth strategy game Shadow Tactics. Set in Edo Japan, you take control of the skillful kunoichi adept Aiko and her deadly assassin friends to hunt down the ghosts of her past.
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Dec 6, 2021
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“Aiko's Choice is simply more of an excellent stealth tactics formula that lives up to everything that was great about its foundations”
9 / 10 – IGN

“Thanks to Aiko's Choice, Shadow Tactics is again the best tactics game in 2021”
86 / 100 – GameStar

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About This Game

Return to the beautiful world of Edo Japan


Set in Japan around the early Edo period, Aiko's Choice is a stealth strategy game that takes place within the story of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. The expansion focuses on one of the main game's protagonists: the kunoichi adept Aiko. She is a master of camouflage and distracts enemies disguised as a Geisha.
Although Aiko was certain that she left her old life behind her, Aiko's former sensei, the cunning spymaster Lady Chiyo, reappears from the shadows to challenge her. Together with her deadly companions she sets out to hunt down the ghosts of her past...

Play a team of five unique assassins


In the style of the main game, you take control of five skillful assassins, including Aiko, to sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies. Aiko's companions are just as deadly as her:
Hayato is an agile ninja, who clears the way silently with his sword and shuriken. The mighty samurai Mugen prefers a more powerful approach and can defeat multiple foes at once. Yuki is a young thief, who places traps and decoys enemies towards their deadly fate. The wise marksman Takuma, however, relies on his sniper rifle and distracts enemies with his loyal pet companion Kuma.

Define your playstyle


Choose your approach when infiltrating enemy bases in hidden forest camps or lively Edo period towns. Set traps, poison and distract your opponents – or avoid enemy contact completely. Carefully plan your every move, utilize your characters' unique skills and execute your own ingenious tactics to outwit your enemies on the challenging missions that lie ahead!


  • Return to the beautiful world of Shadow Tactics set in Japan, early Edo period.
  • Rejoin your favorite characters for another adventure set within the story of the main game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
  • Experience a previously untold tale centered around the kunoichi adept Aiko, who must face a vicious enemy connected to her past.
  • Explore three fully fledged main missions, set in brand-new environments, and three shorter interlude missions.

The expansion includes all the features of the main game

  • Play a team of five different characters with their unique skill sets.
  • Synchronize your team's actions to strike down your enemies at once with the "Shadow Mode" feature.
  • Choose between non-lethal or deadly stealth attacks.
  • Find dozens of ways to take out or sneak past your opponents the way you want.
  • Choose from three difficulty levels to match your skill.



Disclaimer: You don't require a copy of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun to play Aiko's Choice. Even though you can enjoy this standalone expansion on its own, we recommend playing at least the first few missions of the main game to get a feeling of the game's mechanics as well as the characters and story!

We are very happy to finally return to Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun after all these years, and we hope that we were able to convert that joy into this standalone expansion. Join us on another visit… to Japan, early Edo period.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice is a tactical game about a team of specialists who are tasked with eliminating their opponents by assassinating or sabotaging them. Depending on your style of game play, violence is present: For most missions, there are non-lethal ways to neutralize your opponents, but if you choose to kill them to reach your goal, there will be blood.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB Vram
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i3 4th-Generation 3.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 3.9GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.4 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB Vram
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Latest GPU drivers installed. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the following packages(libc6:i386, libx11-6:i386, libxcursor1:i386, libxrandr2:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libasound2:i386)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.4 64-bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3 4th-Generation 3.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 3.9GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times. Latest GPU drivers installed. To run the game you have to install the following packages(libc6:i386, libx11-6:i386, libxcursor1:i386, libxrandr2:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libasound2:i386)

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