Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Creative Assembly

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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Total War Battles: Shogun now available on App Store

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The Total War series is looking to take on the iOS market today with the release of Total War Battles: Shogun on the Apple App Store. A reimagining of Shogun 2: Total War, the portable version is less grandiose but more befitting touchscreen handhelds. As a young samurai, players will go on a 15-hour quest to avenge the death of their father that will see them constructing bases, training armies, and tackling 27 missions and 18 side quests.

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Total War: Shogun 2 gets patched, The Fall of the Samurai launches

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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.

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Total War: Shogun 2 gets two new DLC packs, Hattori and Blood Pack

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It seems as though Creative Assembly’s been busy lately. Just after the recent announcement of the upcoming Fall of the Samurai standalone expansion, Sega has sent word that there are two new DLC packs available for download today. Now, all players will be able to play as the formerly Limited Edition-exclusive Hattori clan, as well as dismember and decapitate their foes’ armies with the Blood Pack DLC.

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