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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Total War: Shogun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sega will be seeing the samurai off with an upcoming standalone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2, Fall of the Samurai. Set to launch next March, the DLC will see six new playable clans fighting alongside the Emperor or Shogun as Japan faces a turning point with the arrival of America, Britain, and France. A larger and “improved” campaign map will host new island provinces, while new building and tech trees will introduce railways and naval bombardments to the series plus 39 new units, 10 new ship types, and three new agent types.