Total War: Shogun 2’s new standalone expansion, Fall of the Samurai, is now available for download. Set 400 years after the original game during the Boshin War of 1863, The Fall of the Samurai pits the Imperial armies against those of the last Shogunate. In the midst of this epic struggle come the Americans, British, and French, who play a role in the war as they side with and against the six new playable clans.
Additions include a larger campaign map, new building and technology trees, railways, naval bombardments, 39 new land units, 10 new ship types, ability to call in naval artillery strikes, three new agent types, and four new historical scenarios. Foreign influences on the military include US Marines, British Royal Marines, ironclads, and steamers.
Coinciding with the release of the final expansion is a massive patch. According to PC Gamer, the patch includes a wide array of tweaks and additions: 22 new battle maps, Steam cloud support, reduced AI turn time, multiplayer campaign desync fixes, the ability to target tower fire, the ability to queue technology tree research, the ability to use context and tracking cameras in replays, and numerous other fixes and additions—the patch clocks in at around a whopping 5 gigs.
For more information on Total War: Shogun 2, check out our review.
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