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This content requires the base game Stronghold: Warlords on Steam in order to play.

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Includes 8 items: Stronghold HD (2012), Stronghold Kingdoms Starter Pack, Stronghold: Warlords, Stronghold: Warlords - Rise of the Shogun Campaign, Stronghold: Warlords - The Art of War Campaign, Stronghold: Warlords - The Mongol Empire Campaign, Stronghold: Warlords - The Warrior Queen Campaign, Stronghold: Warlords Soundtrack


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Charting a course through history from the Battle of Uji in 1180 AD to the culmination of the Genpei War, Rise of the Shogun Campaign provides players with six new historical missions set across a decisive period of Japanese medieval history. With tales of warring clans, fragile alliances, betrayals and murdered royalty, Rise of the Shogun brings a bloody chapter of history to life while testing the skills of veteran Stronghold players.

Expanding the single player campaign available in the Stronghold: Warlords base game, this new campaign DLC depicts five pivotal years of political conflict across six new missions. Experience Yoritomo's life as an accomplished military leader as you cement the power of the samurai, found the Kamakura shogunate and begin the feudal age of Japan! As part of this campaign, The Rise of the Shogun DLC also introduces two new controllable AI warlords available in skirmish mode and online multiplayer.

Snake Warlord

As a master of deception, playing against a rival Snake Warlord means keeping careful watch over your stronghold. Ninjas striking from the shadows are one thing, but with a unique perk that boosts the attacking power of these stealthy units a Snake can be a powerful and underhanded foe. In the hands of a capable player however these covert attacks can be a vital tool, keeping your enemies on edge at all times. Far from a one trick warlord, the Snake can also provide weapon shipments in the form of Lances, send powerful Ballistae siege engines and upgrade castle defences to hold his own out on the battlefield.

Grasshopper Warlord

While not quite as devious as the Snake, the Grasshopper Warlord can prove just as fast and effective for targeting rival player economies. The Grasshopper can summon large tribal armies and warrior monk relief forces, wreaking havoc on your opponents' industry with the perfect shock troops for unexpected raids! With a perk that can boost Spirit and the ability to round out your peasants medieval diet with some much needed vegetables, the Grasshopper is definitely not one to underestimate in the economic war that underpins each conflict.

DLC Features

  • New Story - Establish the Kamakura shogunate as Yoritomo in six historical battles.
  • Six Missions - Put your Stronghold skills to the test with a series of challenging scenarios.
  • Two Warlords - Subdue the enemy without fighting using new perks, edicts and upgrades.
  • The Snake Warlord - Strike from the shadows with more powerful Ninja and siege supplies.
  • The Grasshopper Warlord - Cripple your opponents economy while boosting your own!
  • Extra Achievements - Claim the title of Stronghold completionist with new achievements.

Please Note: Rise of the Shogun Campaign is downloadable add-on content, requiring the full Stronghold: Warlords game to play. The Minamoto Yoritomo AI opponent is included with the Warlords base game and is free to use for all players in skirmish mode and multiplayer.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i5-3330 3.0Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 (2 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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