Sega will bundle 2011 PC strategy title Total War: Shogun 2 with its two expansions for the Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition, set to release in North America on March 5 and Europe on March 8 at select retailers, the company announced today.
Both versions of the Gold Edition will include all content from the original Shogun 2 and the expansions. Rise of the Samurai, released in 2011, is set 400 years prior to Shogun 2 and is based on the events surrounding the institution of the first shogunate and the rise of Samurai as a ruling class. The second add-on, Fall of the Samurai, was released last year as a standalone expansion and takes place 400 years after Shogun 2. Fall details the Samurai's struggle against modern weaponry and firepower, and the fall of the last shogunate in the 19th century.
The European edition will also include ten additional content packs: the Dragon War Battle Pack, Saints and Heroes Elite Unit Pack, Sengoku Jidai Elite Unit Pack and seven clan packs including Hattori (Ninja), Ikko Ikki (Warrior Monk), Otomo (Gunpowder), Saga, Obama, Tsu and Sendai packs. A limited number of editions available in Europe and Australia will also be wrapped in packaging inspired by wajima nuri, Japanese lacquered wood.
Total War: Shogun 2 is a real-time strategy and tactics title set in 16th century Feudal Japan, a world worn down by warring clans and the bitter struggle for power between 10 of the country's most powerful warlords.