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Release Date:
Sep 27, 2011

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About This Content

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

    Windows
    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      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
      • OS: macOS 10.14.5
      • Processor: 1.1 GHZ Intel Core M or greater
      • Hard Disk Space: 24GB
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB, AMD Radeon R9 M290, Intel HD Graphics 4000
      • Hard Disk Space: 24GB
      • Additional Notes: The game is officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

      • * All 13” MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012
      • * All 15” MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012
      • * All 12” MacBooks released since Early 2016
      • * All MacBook Airs since Mid 2012
      • * All Mac minis released since Late 2012
      • * All 21.5” iMacs released since Late 2012
      • * All 27” iMacs released since Late 2012
      • * All 27" iMac Pros released since Late 2017
      • * All Mac Pros released since Late 2013

      Pre 10.14.5 Users:

      Players using a version of OS X before 10.14.5 can access a compatible version of the game via the Beta tab in the game’s properties window. Select the ‘Mac_Retail_1.4 - macOS 10.14.4 or older only' branch for a version that is compatible with 10.9.5 up to 10.14.5.
      Minimum:
      • OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 16.04
      • Processor: 2GHz
      • Memory: 4GB RAM
      • Graphics: 1GB
      • Hard Drive: 26GB HD space
      • Other Requirements: Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro.
      • Driver Details: Nvidia cards Require driver version 375.26 or better. AMD and Intel cards require MESA version 17.0.4

      • Additional Notes: The system requirements represent the specifications that have been officially tested. Other modern drivers and distributions are expected to work but are not officially supported.

      • Multiplayer Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Linux versions only
      Recommended:
      • OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit required)
      • Processor: 3GHz
      • Memory: 4GB RAM
      • Graphics: 2GB
      • Hard Drive: 26GB HD space
      • Other Requirements: Nvidia 700 series+, AMD R7 series+
      • Driver Details: Nvidia cards Require driver version 375.26 or better. AMD and Intel cards require MESA version 17.0.4

      • Additional Notes: The system requirements represent the specifications that have been officially tested. Other modern drivers and distributions are expected to work but are not officially supported.

      • Multiplayer Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Linux versions only

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