|Platform Win||Publisher Sega||Developer The Creative Assembly||Release Date 03/15/2011|
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By Philip Kollar on Mar 28, 2013 03.28.13
In a presentation at GDC 2013, Creative Assembly showed off Rome 2 with the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, one of the game's historical stand-alone battles. This scenario puts players into a challenging situation, since Tuetoburg is notorious as a battle where Roman forces got completely destroyed by Germanic barbarians. In this virtual re-creation of that event, players are tasked with getting as many of the Roman troops out alive as possible in an ambush they're fated to lose. Immediately leaning toward its inevitable outcome, the narrow forest map begins with Roman forces beset by flaming boulders rolled at them by the barbarians. One of the new features of Rome 2 helps rally the troops after this initial chaos: the tactical map. Players can pull the map out completely to see a full...
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 15, 2013 03.15.13
Gamestop.com's Sega Catalog sale is underway, discounting Windows PC downloads - including The Cave, Empire: Total War and Football Manager 2013 - between 33 and 75 percent until March 18. Each day for a week a selection of Sega titles will go on sale. Today includes the original The Cave for $10.04 (full price $14.99), Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Collection for $26.79 (full price $39.99), Alpha Protocol for $10.04 (full price $14.99), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm for $13.39 (full price $19.99) and more. Full details of the sale are at Gamestop.com's Sega Catalog sale page.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 24, 2013 01.24.13
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...
By Dave Tach on Sep 28, 2012 09.28.12
The Assembly Kit, a toolset for modifying developer The Creative Assembly's real-time strategy game Total War: Shogun 2, is now available on Steam. The Assembly Kit comes as part of a free title update, which includes Steam Workshop integration, allowing players to share their mods with the new Mod Manager tool. Modders can also alter the look and feel of existing units, create new units, and edit database values governing campaign start positions and game logic. Shogun 2 now allows players to create custom single players battles, and the title update includes an example created by the developers. To celebrate the Assembly Kit's release, publisher Sega is sponsoring the Total War Weekend promotion, which is offering discounts and exclusive content through September 30th. You can...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Sep 28, 2012 09.28.12
Steam users can get strategy title Total War: Rome – Gold Edition, which includes the "Barbarian Invasion" expansion pack, for $1 during the Total War sale this weekend, Steam announced today. All games in the historically-themed PC strategy series are available at 25 percent off, including Empire: Total War, Medieval 2: Total War, Napoleon: Total War, Total War Battles: Shogun, Total War: Shogun 2, and Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai. Alternatively, players can buy all seven games in one pack, the Total War Master Collection, for $31.98. The bundle also includes all Total War-themed items for multiplayer first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 and massively multiplayer online role-playing game Spiral Knights.
By Dave Tach on Jul 26, 2012 07.26.12
"Saints and Heroes," downloadable content including nine warrior units for Total War: Shogun 2, is available today, according to a press release from publisher Sega. Each unit in the the "Elite Unit Pack" is available in developer The Creative Assembly's real time strategy game's single player and multiplayer mode. According to a press release from Sega, players can "Batter the enemy into submission with the war-clubs of Tadakatsu's Tetsubo Warriors. Perform devastating flank attacks with The Spears of Shizugatake, spear-wielding cavalrymen of the first order. Or strike fear into the hearts of your opponents with Hanzo's Shadows, elite Ninja who are unparalleled in the use of stealth, and trained to scale castle walls at lightning speed." Polygon recently spoke with The Creative...