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Mimimi Games will release two Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew DLCs before closing down

Both packs will be available on December 6, 2023
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German development studio Mimimi Games has announced that it would drop two expansions for Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, its brilliant tactics game featuring undead pirates, before closing down the company. Both DLCs will be available on December 6, 2023.

Each pack will offer an additional playable character with unique supernatural abilities, a fresh, mysterious island to explore, and a story campaign across six new missions. All in all, Mimimi promises “several hours” of fresh content for tactics fans. Content from the DLC packs will be seamlessly integrated into the main game, the developer stated, with the new characters being enabled for most of the base game’s main missions as well.

Shadow Gambit screenshot.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is one of the best tactics games released this year.

Plans for Mimimi’s shutdown were communicated back in August 2023, when the Munich-based studio revealed that Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew would be its final development project. In the past, the studio worked on the Shadow Tactics series and made Desperados 3.

“As we look back at our 15-year journey crafting games (and crying about it), we feel grateful for the incredible love and support we received from all of you. We cherished every game we made and feel proud of what we were able to accomplish as a studio,” the two studio founders wrote back in summer. “At the same time, dedicating the past decade and a half of our lives working on increasingly ambitious games took a heavy personal toll on us and our families. After the release of Shadow Gambit we decided it was the right time to prioritize our well-being and to pull the brakes instead of signing up for another multi-year production cycle.”

According to the founders, employees were paid a bonus to help them with their transition away from Mimimi from the revenue Shadow Gambit generated after launch.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is currently available at a discounted price among the best strategy games to grab during Steam Autumn Sale 2023. Rated 85 on Metacritic, the game was praised both by critics and users.