THE END OF THE SAMURAI ERA, THE DAWN OF AN EMPIRE
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.
Guide ancient Japan into the modern age, as the arrival of America, Britain and France incites a ferocious civil war which will decide the future of the nation.
Dramatic 19th century Japan setting - Based on the backdrop of the Boshin War period, the new campaign starts in 1864, a time of growing resentment against Western colonial power and influence. As Japan began to modernize and industrialize, the inevitable social and economic changes led to increasingly militant nationalism and antipathy towards the Shogunate.
6 new playable clans - Play as a clan supporting the Imperial throne, or the last Shogunate:
- Shogunate clans: Aizu, Nagaoka, Jozai
- Imperial clans: Choshu, Satsuma, Tosa
New foreign powers - The American, British and French nations played an important part in the story of the Boshin war and your relations with these foreign powers will be integral to unit recruitment and to advancing your technology trees.
New 19th century Japan campaign map - The new island of Ezo extends the SHOGUN 2 campaign map northwards. Fully refreshed towns and other campaign map features reflect the different time period, with railways making their first appearance in a Total War title.
Railway lines on the campaign map - Develop your own railway network to move armies and agents between your regions. Railways can be sabotaged and transport can be blocked by enemy armies who take control of parts of the line or railway stations.
39 new land units - Including modern ranged units - such as the Gatling gun and Armstrong gun - controllable in a new third-person mode. New units can also be recruited from foreign powers, including the British Royal Marines, US Marine Corps and French Marines.
10 new naval unit types with a total of 21 ships - New steam-powered warships, heavily armed with modern artillery. Foreign ironclad ships can also be purchased, including the Warrior-class ironclad.
New port siege battle type - This new battle type triggers when attempting a naval assault on an occupied enemy port. The attacking fleet must sail into the harbor and capture the port, running the gauntlet of coastal gun defenses.
New land and sea unit interactions - During a land battle, armies can call in offshore artillery support barrages. Conversely, costal gun emplacements can target enemy ships during port siege battles, when ending their turn within the range of upgraded coastal defenses. Campaign map bombardments: offshore naval units can bombard armies and cities in adjacent coastal areas on the campaign map itself.
3 new agent types - The Foreign Veteran, the Ishin Shishi and the Shinshengumi. Each new agent has its own skill tree. Ninja and Geisha agents have had their skill trees updated.
Improved siege battle mechanics - New upgradable tower defenses can be built with a specific defense specialty: archery, matchlock or Gatling gun.
Multiplayer 2.0 - New Conquest map reflecting the 19th century setting.
Brand-new Fall of the Samurai avatar, including:
- Over 40 new retainers
- Over 30 new armor pieces
- New 19th century avatar skill tree
Multiple avatars: players can enjoy multiple careers and progression across Shogun 2 and Fall of The Samurai
- 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
1024x768 minimum screen resolution
20GB free hard disk space
- 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
1280x1024 minimum screen resolution
20GB free hard disk space
Published by: SEGA
Developed by: Creative Assembly
US: March 23, 2012
Available on: PC
T for Teen: Language, Sexual Themes, Violence
Also known as: Shogun 2 - Fall of The Samurai