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Total War: Shogun 2 hits Mac in spring

The Creative Assembly's historical strategy title Total War: Shogun 2 will be published for Mac this spring by Mac port specialist Feral Interactive, developers announced today. The game launched for Windows PC in March 2011 and is the sequel to 2000 strategy game Shogun: Total War. Shogun 2 takes place in 16th century feudal Japan and tasks players with leading nine battling clans in the country's Warring States. Battles are in real-time and layered against political elements, in which players must participate in turn-based affairs that will decide the fate of the region's government. Total War: Shogun 2 on Mac will also include all additional DLC previously released for the Windows PC version. This includes the add-on campaign pack Rise of the Samurai, which tasks players with...

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Sega Humble Weekly Sale features Company of Heroes, Binary Domain, more

The latest Humble Weekly Sale features as many as 19 Sega-published titles such as Binary Domain, the original Company of Heroes and more. At the minimum purchase price of $1, you'll get copies of Obsidian Entertainment's Alpha Protocol, The Creative Assembly's Rome: Total War, Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes (screenshot above) and Arkedo Studio's Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. Buyers who pay at least $6 will also receive Sega's Binary Domain, The Creative Assembly's Medieval 2: Total War, Avalanche Studios' Renegade Ops and Modern Dream's The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, as well as a collection containing the following 10 Sega Genesis games: Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Crack Down, Ecco the Dolphin, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Golden Axe 2, Golden Axe 3, Shinobi 3: Return...

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Total War: Rome 2's Battle of Teutoburg Forest puts players on the losing side

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...

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Selected Sega downloads up to 75 percent off this week at Gamestop

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.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition coming to North America and Europe in March

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...

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'Total War: Shogun 2' Assembly Kit brings mods to Steam

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...

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'Total War: Rome' available for $1 during Steam's Total War Weekend sale

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.

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'Total War: Shogun 2' 'Saints and Heroes' DLC available now

"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...

Total War: Shogun 2 Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 03/15/2011
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer The Creative Assembly
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