Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly releases beta Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II

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Creative Assembly has released a beta version of their new Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II. The suite of mod tools is a free download from Steam’s Tools section, and has been designed to allow for easier modification of Rome II’s databases as well as graphical assets—animations, models, textures—and initial campaign starting positions. The download comes packed with example data, including animation sets and soldiers, as well as the game’s entire database backend. Completed mods can then be uploaded to Steam’s Workshop, and are subsequently available for download from the game’s launcher. The release noted that there are already over a thousand mods.

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Call the ashigaru! Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition launches for PC

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The new Shogun collection, Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition, has hit store shelves. The set includes the original title, Shogun 2, as well as its two expansions, Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the Samurai. The various downloadable clan packs are not included.

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Total War: Rome II – Battle of Teutoburg Forest trailer released

Sega has released a new trailer for Total War: Rome II featuring the famous ambush of Teutoburg Forest, a lethal blow for Rome’s ambitions in Germania and one of the playable historical battles. The minute-long clip showcases the series’ new graphics engine, and the scenario will feature the new true line-of-sight system and deployable battlefield tech.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition announced, coming in March

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Would-be Shoguns awaiting their time to strike will get their chance with the epoch-spanning Total War Shogun 2 Gold Edition. The collection will include Shogun 2 as well as both Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the Samurai. Missing are the many clan packs, which add new factions, agents, and soldiers, as well as the blood back. Europe and Australia, however, get all downloadable content to date, save for the blood pack.

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Two new behind-the-scenes videos released for Total War: Rome II

Creative Assembly has released two new behind-the-scenes videos for their upcoming strategy title Total War: Rome II. The first video, The Unmaking of Carthage, details the new tactical map as well as how naval battles will be combined with land combat. The second video is a more laid-back discussion about unit and city variety with lead unit designer Jack Lusted.

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Shogun 2 gets sizable optimization patch, Otomo Clan Pack DLC

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The legions of Rome might be on the march, but that doesn’t mean the Shogun gets a rest. Creative Assembly has launched two new downloads for Shogun 2 today, a one-gig-plus patch chock-full of fixes and tweaks as well as a new DLC drop, the Otomo Clan Pack.

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Viking: Battle for Asgard enhanced for PC, launches on Steam

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Sega has announced that Hardlight Studios’ updated PC version of Viking: Battle for Asgard is now available on Steam. The Creative Assembly’s 2008 action title, originally released for 360 and PS3, pits players and their allies against the demonic forces of Hel, goddess of the dead and daughter of Loki. The PC version includes Steam integration, improved lighting and shadowing, ambient occlusion, anti-aliasing, gamepad support, and remappable keyboard-and-mouse controls.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Assembly Kit now on Steam

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The Creative Assembly has released a suite of tools for modders looking to modify the Shogun 2 line. The Total War: Shogun 2 Assembly Kit includes an updated Battle Map Editor (TEd) with Steam Workshop integration and ability to create scripted single-player historical battles, as well as a built-in Mod Manager, Database Visual Editor, data-processing tool, and more. The kit, detailed below, is compatible with the original game as well as all add-ons and expansions.

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Total War: Rome II in-game footage debuted in new gameplay trailer

Sega has released a new trailer showing in-game footage from Creative Assembly’s upcoming Total War entry, Total War: Rome II. But don’t let the length fool you: most of the run time is from an extended post-footage ad that shows the previous live-action trailer. Those wanting to see more of Carthage getting their comeuppance from Scipio and the legions will have to wait a bit longer.

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Total War: Shogun 2 gets new Saints and Heroes Elite Unit Pack DLC

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Nine new elite units have been released for Shogun 2 in the Saints and Heroes pack. The hero units each bring with them their own highly trained squad. Included are Hanzo’s Shadows; Tadakatsu’s war-club-toting Tetsubo Warriors; Seigen’s nadochi-weilding Swordmasters; Tokitaka’s Tanegashima rifle marksmen; Gozen’s Hime Heroines and their naginatas; Benkei’s Blades and their long naginatas; Yoritomo’s sniping Yabusme Cavalry; and Kiyomasa’s heavy Katana Cavalry. The pack is available for $3.25.

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