Total War Shogun 2 Gold Edition coming March

Total War: SHOGUN 2 Gold Edition heading to PC

Including the award-winning SHOGUN 2 (2011), plus its thrilling expansions Rise of The Samurai (2011) and Fall of The Samurai (2012), Total War SHOGUN 2 GOLD Edition is a stunning collection that contains the entire saga from start to finish, and features hundreds of hours of award-winning strategy gaming.

North American Gold Edition

Total War: SHOGUN 2 MASTER THE ART OF WAR in the darkest age of Japan, endless war leaves a country divided. It is the middle of the 16th Century in Feudal Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. Ten legendary warlords strive for supremacy as conspiracies and conflicts wither the empire.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Rise of the Samurai Set 400 years before the dramatic civil war depicted in SHOGUN 2, the “Rise of The Samurai” campaign is based on the Gempei War, a conflict between six legendary clans of the Taira, Minamoto and Fujiwara families. It culminated in the first Shogunate, and the rise of the Samurai as the ruling class.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai The standalone expansion to the award-winning Total War: SHOGUN 2 explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game. A dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

The North American GOLD Edition includes all three titles, and is available at retailers from March 5th.

European & Australian Gold Edition

Including all three SHOGUN titles plus all released downloadable content (excluding the Blood Pack), in limited-production Wajima-nuri inspired packaging.

Total War: SHOGUN 2
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Rise of the Samurai Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Dragon War Battle Pack
Hattori ‘Ninja’ Clan Pack
Ikko Ikki ‘Warrior Monk’ Clan Pack
Otomo ‘Gunpowder’ Clan Pack
Saga Clan Pack
Obama Clan Pack
Tsu Clan Pack
Sendai Clan Pack
Saints & Heroes Elite Unit Pack
Sengoku Jidai Elite Unit Pack

The GOLD Edition is available from retailers in Europe and Australia from March 8th.

Source: TotalWar/Sega by CraigTW
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 29.01.2013 - 16:45
no comments

 Total War: SHOGUN 2 DEMO

Wanna play/try Total War: Shogun 2 for FREE?

Play a Chosokabe clan campaign tutorial game.
Learn the art of generalship in a battle tutorial.
Fight for supremacy in a land battle.
See an exclusive video of the the full game in action!

Click here > TW:SG2-Demo
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 29.01.2013 - 16:43
no comments

 Pre-Purchase SHOGUN 2 Otomo Clan Pack DLC

About the Game
The Otomo Clan Pack adds a new playable faction to Total War: SHOGUN 2 for use in single or multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer Battles.

Having forged an early alliance with Portuguese traders, The Otomo Clan reaps great economic and military benefits from its wealthy, gun-toting ally and in doing so, the clan has allowed Catholicism to flourish among the people of its domain.

Key Features:
Clan Trait: Master Gunners
Can Recruit Cheaper Gunpowder Units (-10%)
Missionary Actions Are Cheaper (-15%)
Improved Conversion to Clan Religion (+2)
Faster Import Of Matchlock Ashigaru Units (-3)
New Units
Portugese Tercos (foot, Ranged, Melee)
Armed with matchlock rifles and swords, clad in iron breastplates and Spanish Morion helmets, the Tercos can lay down withering hails of fire, and give a solid performance in melee.
Otomo Donderbuss Cavalry (mounted, Ranged)
Mounted troops armed with the fearsome, fluted Donderbuss rifle – the forerunner of the modern shotgun. These ranged units can be swiftly positioned to gouge at an enemy’s flanks, or punch the wind out of his cavalry charges before they even arrive.
Otomo Matchlock Ashigaru (foot, Ranged)
Armed with matchlock arquebuses to unleash massed volleys of long-range gunfire upon the enemy, these units fight with religious fervour, which increases the accuracy of their fire and enables them to reload at a faster rate than standard Matchlock Ashigaru.
Otomo Matchlock Samurai (foot, Ranged, Melee)
With their accurate volleys of rifle-fire, Otomo Matchlock Samurai are ideal at weakening enemy units before a charge. Benefitting from their Samurai training, they fire with greater accuracy and reload more swiftly than their Ashigaru brethren.
Otomo Matchlock Kobaya (naval, Ranged)
A very light and fast ship carrying a small detachment of musket-armed soldiers whose Christian fervour and familiarity with matchlocks enables them to shoot more accurately and reload at a faster rate than standard Matchclock-bearing Kobaya.
New Buildings
Leased land
One building slot per city can be handed over to Portuguese control for them to do with as they wish. In return, the clan gains a large amount of money, enabling it to ramp up its war efforts at pace.
A new subchain of Jesuit buildings (Hospital - Jesuit Seminary - Jesuit College) replaces the Chapel building subchain (Mission - Church - Cathedral):
Each building will progressively aid the conversion of the Japanese to Christianity, increase unit replenishment, economic growth and the happiness of the Christian populace. They will also progressively improve the rate at which the arts are mastered and allow a besieged army in the same castle town to hold out for longer.
History Of the otomo
Master Gunners
Coming to prominence during the Kamakura Shogunate following the Gempei War, the Otomo clan has remained at the forefront of Japanese feudal politics for almost four hundred years, through the transition to the Ashikaga Shogunate and on to the present day. Alongside the Shoni and Shimazu, the Otomo are one of the largest clans on the southern island of Kyushu, and therefore were amongst the first to make contact with the Portuguese, establishing trade links soon after the Europeans were shipwrecked near the tiny fishing port of Nagasaki.

Their daimyo, Otomo Sorin, sees the benefits to both the clan’s economy and the military advantages that trade with the West can bring, making good use of their emerging gun technology. As a result, the Otomo can recruit cheaper gunpowder units more quickly that other clans, as well as more advanced specialist rifle-bearing units. Following the arrival of the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier and their subsequent meeting, Sorin has showed tolerance towards Jesuit conversion of his subjects to Christianity, and may even consider conversion himself if it becomes expedient to do so. As such the actions of Jesuit missionaries are cheaper to perform, and the population can be converted to Christianity faster.

Yet their policy of religious tolerance has brought the Otomo into conflict with their neighbours, the strictly Buddhist Shimazu. If they can be defeated, the Otomo may be able to control Kyushu in its entirety, meaning there is a chance that Japan may yet see its first Christian Shogun!

Source: Steam

Save 10% as Pre-Purchase on Steam Store
Available: 30 November 2012
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 21.11.2012 - 11:15
no comments

 Total War Battles: SHOGUN released on PC and MAC
Total War Battles: SHOGUN

About the Game

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN, this year’s hit real-time strategy game for mobile, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac.

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with strategic building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

Key Features

Total War Battles: SHOGUN on Steam is the most complete and up-to-date version of the game. Including enhanced visuals such as anti-aliasing, improved shadows and additional lighting effects. Plus a broader overview of mission-maps, all the better to plan your genious strategies.

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN on Steam also includes Steam-specific features, such as Achievements and leaderboard rankings.

As an additional bonus, on purchase the game also automatically unlocks the Sendai Faction Pack for use in Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall Of The Samurai.

Lead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War™; winner of “Best Strategy Game of 2011” awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.

Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that will make a decisive difference to your future battles.

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex-based battle map allows for quick and simple unit movements that lead to deep and cunning strategies. However, as followers of the “Bushido” côde of conduct, your units can never turn back – this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

Play through six standalone battles in Normal, Hard or Shogun difficulty. Compete against other players on the leaderboards and unlock new Skirmish achievements.

Total War™ fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.

Source: Steam
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 29.08.2012 - 22:30
no comments

 Total War: Shogun 2 Saints and Heroes DLC released
26 07 2012

Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack

The DLC adds nine new elite units to the game.

List of new units contained in the DLC:

Kiyomasa’s Katana Cavalry

Katana cavalry hero
These heavily-armoured cavalry wield their blades with a brutal expertise.
Excellent in melee
Slower than other cavalry
Excellent morale
Vulnerable to Yari, Naginata and Matchlock

Yoritomo’s Yabusame Cavalry

Bow cavalry hero
Precise and quick, these men can snipe at enemies, and hold their own if cornered.
Fast moving
Can move and fire
Excellent accuracy and range
Excellent morale
Weak against massed foot missile-units
Average in melee

The Spears of Shizugatake

Yari cavalry hero
Masters of the spear, these expert horsemen boast a devastating charge, and resolute morale in the face of counter-attack.
Fast and very powerful charge
Excellent against other cavalry
Excellent morale
Vulnerable to Yari and Naginata

Benkei’s Blades

Naginata Hero
The long-bladed Naginata is effective against all-comers – doubly so in the hands of an expert.
Versatile: very good against cavalry and other infantry
Excellent armour high resistance to arrows
Excellent morale
Weak against Matchlock

Gozen’s Hime Heroines

Naginata Heroine
In the hands of a great heroine, the Naginata becomes a graceful whirl of steel and bloody death.
Versatile: very good against cavalry and other infantry
Excellent armour high resistance to arrows
Excellent morale
Weak against Matchlock

Tokitaka’s Tanegashima

Matchlock Hero
Armed with a beautifully crafted rifle, these heroes put their marksmanship to deadly use.
Good range
Devastating damage
Very good accuracy and reload
Excellent morale
Vulnerable to cavalry
Good in melee against infantry

Seigen’s Swordmasters

Nodachi Hero
Carrying the fearsome two-handed Nodachi, these heroes strike terror into the hearts of those they charge.
Devastating charge
Excellent morale
Average in prolonged melee
Vulnerable to cavalry and missiles

Tadakatsu’s Tetsubo Warriors

Tetsubo Hero
As strong as Oni, these mighty warriors are masters of the brutal Tetsubo, or war club.
Excellent in melee
Excellent morale
Vulnerable to missiles and massed enemy units

Hanzo’s Shadows

Ninja Hero
Masters of stealth, Ninja heroes are the ultimate dealers of swift and silent death.
Excellent at hiding
Can climb walls very fast
Devastating ranged attack
Very limited ammunition

Source: Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 14.08.2012 - 22:22
no comments

 Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai Updates Released
26 07 2012

General fixes

- Fixed cavalry exploit where players could engage infantry with minimal losses and cause unit to rout.
- Fixed issue where blood would not appear on face and left arm of units in Blood Pack DLC.
- Various audio fixes.
- Correct banner is now shown by Tosa standard bearers.
- Fixed morale bug that could cause the player's army to rout if a reinforcing army had enough Gatling guns.
- Fixes for additional multiplayer campaign desync occurrences where identified.
- Fixed graphical clipping issue with Shinsengumi’s cape.
- Revolver Cavalry is now capped at 4 per army in multiplayer.
- Hosts should now correctly leave a multiplayer campaign when client quits after a battle.
- Fix for certain Daimyos portraits being stretched.
- Saga's clan attributes should now be working correctly.
- Pro-imperial clans should now be able to recruit Shogitai after changing allegiance.
- Clan Development "Modern Rifles" and the trait gained from "French Military Mission" will no longer affect artillery units.
- Daimyo retainer's "British Naval Engineer", "British Railway Engineer", "Francois Leonce Verny" and "Inudstrialist" should now be working correctly.
- Daimyo retainer's "Logistics" and "Scourge" should now correctly stack to provide a 15% replenishment rate.
- Daimyo retainer "Over-ambitious mistress" should now have an effect on Daimyo honour.
- Daimyo retainer "Sir Harry Smith Parkes" should now have a description attached.
- Dilemma "Koyosha" now correctly decreases research rate, rather than increases research rate.
- Various typographical fixes.
- Event "Security Matters" should now have a relevant penalty.
- Mission "Developing our potential" should now be correctly displayed when skipping the first cut-scene.

Unit rebalancing

- Katana Hero units used to cost 1500 Koku, now cost 1300 Koku.
- Yari Hero units used to cost 1100 Koku, now cost 1000 Koku.
- Naginata Warrior Monk Hero units used to cost 1500 Koku, now cost 1300 Koku.
- Bow Hero units used to cost 1400 Koku, now cost 1250 Koku.

AI improvements

- Naval AI will now repair damaged fleets in battle.
- Improvements to AI defending to take into account distance and relative strength between AI and human units when selecting targets.
- Improvements to AI defence when AI has missile superiority.
- AI non-missile/cavalry units will now more frequently move through missile units defending the front line of a battlegroup if they are being charged by a player.
- Further improvements made to reinforcing army AI to limit idle army behaviour.
- Fixed issue where AI would occasionally send in single, unsupported units to attack the player. Units will now co-ordinate better and attack in larger numbers.
- Other AI units will attack player-friendly units that are protecting the flanks of the AI’s primary target unit.

Source: Product Update - Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 14.08.2012 - 22:12
no comments

 Total War: SHOGUN 2 Update Released
18 07 2012

Change Log:

- Lighting shader tweaks to improve lighting in battles throughout the game.
- A Multiplayer crash on host machine when searching for a 4v4 Set-up team siege battle has been fixed.
- Fixed crash when attempting to play Fall of the Samurai Historical Battles when players owns the stand alone Dragon War Battle Pack and not Total War: SHOGUN 2 Fall of the Samurai.
- Fix for players becoming stuck during the Avatar Multiplayer Tutorial after searching for a Match Made battle.
- The "Season" drop down list should now display correctly after changing map in a multiplayer Battle List battle.
- Wako pirates now have the correct banners in naval battles via the Campaign.
- Fix to prevent AI trade fleets grouped around occupied trade nodes in Campaign mode.
- Fix to prevent Mixed Avatars being able to join Battle List battles with 'Mixed Avatars' option turned off.
- Fix for bug in Avatar Conquest mode where players receiving a clan promotion were shown a message telling them they have been relegated.
- Desynchronisation (desync) message has been localised to French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Polish.
- Fix for multiplayer campaign desynchronsiation (desync) when playing between German and Czech players.
- Improved compatibility with AMD Radeon HD 7 series graphics cards.
- Fixes to prevent desynchronisation (desync) in Multiplayer Campaign mode.
- Improved combat animation blending for cavalry.
- Added localisation to the multiplayer lobby for the status of TEd created maps when they are being shared.
- Fix for Sea of Japan naval battle map crash.
- Players can no longer delete the "Sea of Japan" Naval Battle map, and can delete their own maps (Created or shared through TEd) on the battle setup screen UI.
- Added localisation for battle setup screen UI in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Polish.

Source: Product Update - Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 14.08.2012 - 22:08
no comments

  New DLC available for Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack

Rising from humble roots, the people of Tsu are wise, artful and astute strategists. Their use of Ninja is unsurpassed on the battlefield and in covert operations.

Buy Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Tsu Faction Pack

Source: Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 30.05.2012 - 23:25
no comments

 New DLC available for Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack

Fiercely loyal to the incumbent Tokugawa Shogunate, the noble people of Sendai endured the ages of turmoil to emerge as respected tacticians and sublime diplomats.

Buy Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Sendai Faction Pack

Source: Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 30.05.2012 - 22:16
no comments

 New DLC available for Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack

With long experience of government and administration, the authoritarian people of Obama are unsurpassed in controlling people and trade.

Buy Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai - The Obama Faction Pack

Source: Valve
Links: n/a
written by ShoGunS - 30.05.2012 - 20:35
no comments