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Requires the base game Total War: SHOGUN 2 on Steam in order to play.

Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
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Requires the base game Total War: SHOGUN 2 on Steam in order to play.

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Buy Total War: Shogun 2 Collection

Includes 8 items: Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC

Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

Includes 28 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Napoleon: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC

About the Game

Rise of The Samurai is a brand new, independent campaign for Total War: SHOGUN 2.

Set 400 years before the dramatic civil war depicted in SHOGUN 2, the "Rise of The Samurai" campaign is based on the Gempei War, a conflict between six legendary clans of the Taira, Minamoto and Fujiwara families. It culminated in the first Shogunate, and the rise of the Samurai as the ruling class.

Key Features

  • Play a brand new and independent campaign for SHOGUN 2 set in 12th century Japan.
    • The Rise of The Samurai campaign can be played in single-player mode as well as multiplayer versus or co-op modes.
  • 3 new families divided into 6 playable clans
    • Each clan has its own unique set of traits, giving it a distinctive feel and play-style.
  • 16 new land units spread across swordsmen, spearmen, archers, and cavalry. These include:
    • Foot Samurai – Masters of bow and sword, these Samurai are deadly at range or in melee. They may not be the most numerous units, but they are perhaps the most effective. Also protected by distinctive Gempei-period armour which gives excellent protection at range and in melee.
    • Sword Attendants – Armed with huge two-handed swords, these fearsome warriors can carve a bloody path in melee.
  • 4 new Hero units – the Naginata Warrior Monk Hero, the Tetsubo Warrior Monk Hero, the Mounted Samurai Hero and the Onna Bushi Heroine.
    • Onna Bushi Heroine – Armed with Naginata and bow, these female Samurai are versatile cavalry units who excel in melee. Do not doubt the courage of a woman…
    • Tetsubo Warrior Monk Hero – armed with iron-studded clubs, these Monks are devastating in melee as they bash their way through their foes.
  • 10 new naval units and 3 new naval special abilities ("Banzai!," "Whistling Arrows" and "Rally")
  • 4 new agent types with their own unique skill trees:
    • The Shirabyoshi uses seduction to convince her target to join her family’s cause, and to distract enemy armies. She is also able to entertain the nobles of friendly towns in order to boost their growth and entertain friendly generals in the field, which increases their loyalty to the family and counteracts the efforts of enemy agents attempting to bribe or seduce them into changing sides.
    • The Junsatsushi can request the allegiance of neutral and enemy castle towns, along with any forces garrisoned there. He ensures loyalty and obedience from friendly generals, increases income by preventing corruption, and keeps your castle towns and armies safe from enemy subterfuge when stationed there. He can also pay off rival agents.
    • The Monomi acts as an assassin, spy, saboteur and scout. He can establish spy networks within your castle towns, which increases the chances of discovering any rival agents and armies that may be hiding within a province.
    • The Sou can inspire a friendly army or pacify an angry populace with his enlightened rhetoric. Likewise, he can demoralise an enemy force, reduce the chances of successful bribery, indoctrinate enemy agents and cause them to retire, or incite an enemy population to revolt.
  • New historical scenario – the Battle of Anegawa (1570)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor, or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 minimum
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics card or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
    • Screen Resolution: 1280x1024 minimum
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I recall that Shogun was a high recommended and appreicated realtime (and partly turnbased) strategy game in the past. Somehow the Japanese middle ages fascinated me back then and I tried that game. Boy was I suprised with the action. You start out with a map of Japan where you have cities castles, countries that you have to maintain or even conquer. It is like an advanced version of a chess board. Sofar the turn based part.

It might come to a point where your armies symbolised with a somekind of chess piece on the map respond to the other players chess piece. There appears an option for real time battle. You then will be taken to the real time battlefield where your troops are lined up. You choose a location on the battlefield and you start the actual battle. The first thing I noticed was that the armies were not limited to a few hundred warriors in a battle. There were huge armies of thousants of warriors all lined up and ready to do some action.

There is siege equipment troops with bows, early versions of cannons and guns. It is very nice. Shogun 2 is an improved version of that highy appreciated game in the past. I must say this game has campagne coop. You can play on the turn based map and fight battles together with your online buddies. I been playing this game for hours now and still enjoy it very much.
Posted: May 29th, 2013
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