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Topic Subject:Fall of the Samurai announced
Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 11-28-11 10:18 AM EDT (US)         
Update: here's the first trailer:



For the first screenshots, visit our Fall of the Samurai gallery. Enjoy!

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Original message:

On the Total War blog, SEGA has announced the latest DLC for Total War: Shogun 2. Fall of the Samurai is a new campaign about the conflict between the Imperial Throne and the last Shogunate in the 19th century. Besides the samurai and gunpowder armies of Japan, America, Britain and France will also appear in the campaign.

Here's the full press release:
Fall of the Samurai 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.

New on the scene will be America, Britain and France, whose arrival incites a ferocious civil war to decide the fate of the nation. You’ll be able to play one of six new playable clans, supporting either the Imperial throne or the last Shogunate.

In Fall of the Samurai, we’ll be supporting features like railway networks for trade, ironclad warships, improved siege battle mechanics (with upgradable tower defences, each with their own speciality).



There will be whole new land and sea unit interactions, including the ability to call in offshore artillery support barrages. Coastal gun emplacements can conversely target enemy ships, bringing a new synergy to land and sea elements of gameplay. Players can even call in campaign map bombardments – bombarding armies and cities in adjacent coastal areas of the campaign map itself. It’s time to rethink your strategy…

You’ll also be able to get your hands on three new agent types: the Foreign Veteran, the Ishin Shishi and the Shinsengumi.

Mulltiplayer’s also had a major overhaul, ushering in the era of “Multiplayer 2.0”. We’ll be introducing a new Conquest map, reflecting the 19th century setting, bringing with it a brand new Fall of the Samurai avatar, including:

Over 40 new retainers

Over 30 new armour pieces

A new 19th century avatar skill tree

We’re also introducing multiple avatars for the first time, allowing players to enjoy multiple careers and progression across Shogun 2 and Fall of the Samurai.

This huge clash of eastern culture versus western culture promises to bring with it a vast new experience for players. Expect a big campaign to get your hands on. We’ll bring more information on it over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to stay tuned to the Total War blog, forums, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for more information as it’s released.
So, what do you think? I'm pretty excited, I like the setting and the new features that are promised. Let us know what you think in the comments!

          Hussarknight

[This message has been edited by Hussarknight (edited 11-29-2011 @ 11:24 AM).]

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Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 11-28-11 12:30 PM EDT (US)     1 / 7       
Sounds interesting - should also bookend the period quite nicely really considering we have the start, (roughly) the middle, and the end of the Samurai. Shall be looking forwards to seeing how the new mechanics work, and whether or not this is an experiment to see how far forwards they can push Total War games period wise.

While Total War: Rome 2 would be in high demand currently it does not fit the current pattern CA have going for game releases. While the pattern could easily be broken I'm half expecting a new game before a remake of Rome, since the next entry in the Total War franchise "should" be a new venture. So it would be interesting to see CA experimenting with Ironclads, Gatling Guns and such weaponry for something set in, umm... the Victorian period? (Wild guess)

Look forwards to seeing it in action, and also a linky to the article Eurogamer have on the new announcement.
Scenter102
Ashigaru
posted 11-28-11 04:35 PM EDT (US)     2 / 7       
I may actually buy this. It is my more preferred period as of right now.
Liam_the_Spartan
Banned
posted 11-30-11 12:01 PM EDT (US)     3 / 7       
Sounds quite good, although not in my preffered time period. I wonder if the eastern cultures are just landings like in the americas campaign for M2TW, since I doubt they would add America and Europe to the map..
Scenter102
Ashigaru
posted 11-30-11 05:17 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7       
When will it be released?
Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 12-01-11 10:16 AM EDT (US)     5 / 7       
Likely sometime around March 2012 if Eurogamer's information is correct. Which would fit in with the current release window SEGA has going for Total War games, the three most recent Total War game have been released around March if my memory serves me correctly.
srlj3721
Ashigaru
posted 12-02-11 04:49 PM EDT (US)     6 / 7       
this is going to be last of the samuri all over again and again and again

i wonder how much those gattling guns will be?

i think this will be like gauls vs romans times 100 guns vs samuri
no compotion
AFF92
Ashigaru
posted 12-02-11 07:41 PM EDT (US)     7 / 7       
Do you remember the warpath campaign for the native americans? When playing as the Cherokee, Huron, etc. victory was still possible against European armies. It just took a whole new set of tactics and stealth to make sure you engaged in melee combat as quickly as possible. I think this will be the same idea. In this time period, the rifles are fast firing and long range. Also, machine guns and advanced artillery mean that any confrontation must be melee for the Samurai.

The naval changes sound very exciting! Coastal cities can now be conquered by naval power alone! The ship pictures look beautiful as well. Way to go CA!

TAD ROX
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