About Total War: Shogun II
Developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, the Total War series of video games are popular for their unique blend of strategic and tactical gameplay spread across beautifully 3D rendered turn-based campaign maps and expansive real-time battlefields. Total War: Shogun 2 revisits the artistic vision of the development team behind the original Shogun: Total War and beautifully re-envisions it utilizing the advancements in technology and expertise since the year 2000 (A.D). Shogun 2, as it is commonly referred to, builds on the success of The Creative Assembly’s previous Total War video games and adds several new features in The Creative Assembly’s attempts to make the greatest Total War game to date.
As the Daimyo of one of 16th-Century Feudal Japan’s most reputable clans your task on the campaign map is to grow the power and wealth of your imfamous clan as you plot to become Shogun, military ruler of all Feudal Japan. Blocking your path of ascension to the Shogunate stands the weakened Ashikaga Shogunate and rival clans. To achieve your ascension to Shogun you must wage bloody wars against other clans, emerge victorious in countless bloody battles on land and sea, engage in diplomacy, research the arts, recruit numerous kinds of agents in to your service, and capture the center of power in Feudal Japan – the city of Kyoto.
On your path to Kyoto, and the Shogunate, you will fight with and against many kinds of warriors on land and sea, from Yari wielding Ashigaru on land through to lethal cannon bearing European Trade Ships at sea. Not only will you have to deal with military and civil matters, but religion as well. Will you convert to the ways of Christianity when the Naban (foreigners) arrive on the shores of Japan, remain faithful to the ways of Shinto-Buddhism, or lead the radical Ikko-Ikki to victory? Now is your opportunity to decide who shall rise out of the ashes of the Sengoku Jidai to claim dominance over Feudal Japan!
TOTAL WAR REDEFINED
Shogun 2 is the ultimate refinement of the original formula with a new, cutting-edge AI, more polish and online functionality than ever before. The result is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming that invites both veterans of Total War and new players to experience the enjoyment and depth of the series.
NEW CHARACTER PROGRESSION
Choose from 9 different clans and compete on and offline for the undisputed supremacy of Medieval Japan. Gain experience to level up your own character-warlord as well as your generals and agents.
A COMPLETE SINGLE AND MULTIPLAYER OFFERING
Play through the Main Campaign in single player or invite a friend online to play competitively or cooperatively in Campaign Multiplayer mode. Join 8-player multiplayer battles with your own upgradable avatar and climb the online Leaderboard to show the world who reigns supreme. Also including exciting new modes of team play for clans, a first in the Total War series.
NEW GENERATION AI SYSTEM
Developed according to Sun Tzu’s principles in the Art of War, the Artificial Intelligence constantly analyses its situation and reacts to your every move with greater precision and variety.
IMPROVED LAND AND NAVAL BATTLE GAMEPLAY
Land battles never felt so realistic with new multi-staged castle sieges and terrain features changing according to the weather and time of the day – turning each engagement into a tactical challenge. Set buildings on fire to force garrisoned troops out and use your units’ special abilities to turn the tide of the battle. Naval combat also offers more variety with the addition of coastal battles. Islands can work as effective cover for your ships, while sand bars and reefs can be used as traps against an enemy fleet.
ACCESSIBLE AND IN-DEPTH EMPIRE-BUILDING GAMEPLAY
A streamlined User Interface makes management of your kingdom much easier. Build and govern cities, recruit and train troops, conduct diplomacy and manage your agents – each feature is now introduced with comprehensive tutorials, gradually revealing the depth of the Shogun 2 campaign map – the heart and soul of the Total War experience.