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The Ultimate Chess Challenge: Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate Now Available on Consoles

Written by Marcello TBL

Shotgun King

In the ever-evolving gaming world, some titles stand out, not just for their graphics or gameplay but for their unique concepts. Enter Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate, a game that seamlessly fuses the strategic depth of chess with the thrill of roguelike adventures.

Released by the dynamic game development trio, PUNKCAKE Délicieux, and brought to the masses by the renowned publisher, Headbang Club, this game promises an experience like no other. And now, it’s available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 & 5.

Shotgun King of the Final Checkmate

A New Dawn for Chess Enthusiasts and Gamers Alike

Imagine a world where the age-old game of chess meets modern gaming mechanics. Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate does precisely that. But it’s not just about moving pieces on a board. Here, you’re the king and armed with a shotgun. The objective? Teach those treacherous white pieces a lesson they’ll never forget.

For those who’ve been eagerly awaiting this release, the wait is finally over. And for the uninitiated, the game’s trailer provides a tantalizing glimpse into this unique universe.

What to Expect?

For those diving into the game’s story, expect a solid 2-hour journey to conquer the final boss. But don’t be fooled by this initial playtime. A treasure trove of content waiting to be unlocked could keep you engaged for around 10 hours or more.

In collaboration with Red Art Games, physical versions of Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate for PS5 and Nintendo Switch are now up for grabs. For the collectors, there’s a Deluxe Edition with an exclusive key chain, available for pre-order on the Red Art Games website.

A Journey from Steam to Consoles

The game’s journey began on May 12, 2022, when it was first released on Steam. It quickly captured the hearts of roguelike fans, boasting a whopping 93% positive rating. Recognizing the game’s potential and listening to its community, a significant content update was rolled out in November. This update introduced a new difficulty system, an array of new shotguns, intriguing cards, and an exciting game mode.

The transition to consoles isn’t just a simple port. Players can expect enhanced visuals, a revamped interface, and a comprehensive tutorial for those new to the game. And for the competitive souls, the card codex and achievement board will surely fuel your desire to master the game and perhaps even dominate your local chess tournaments.

Dive Deep into the World of Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate

In this game, you’re not just a passive player but the last line of defense. With your army defecting to the white side, you’re left with only your trusty shotgun and a bruised ego. But adversity breeds innovation. Armed with determination, you aim to make the white pieces rue the day they crossed the Shotgun King.

Shotgun King Gameplay

The gameplay is a delicate balance of strategy and action. Each turn presents a choice: move your king or unleash havoc with your shotgun. But remember, after shooting, you’ll need to move again to reload. What is your ultimate goal? Avoid checkmate, eliminate the enemy king, and progress to the next level. And as you conquer each floor, you’re presented with upgrade choices, not just for you but also for your adversary. Choose wisely, for your kingdom’s fate rests in your hands.

Key Features to Look Out For

  • Strategic Choices: Decide between moving your king or taking a shot. But always be ready to reload.
  • The Ultimate Objective: Your mission is clear – eliminate the White King, advance to the next level, and reclaim your kingdom.
  • Dual Upgrades: Every victory brings upgrades. But remember, as you grow stronger, so does your opponent.

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is not just a game; it’s an experience. Whether you’re a chess enthusiast, a roguelike fan, or looking for a fresh gaming challenge, this title promises hours of engagement, strategy, and fun. So, gear up, grab your shotgun, and embark on a journey to reclaim your kingdom. The final checkmate awaits!


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.