Total War: Shogun 2 Demo Coming Next Week

If you've been burned one time too many by past Total War games performing poorly at launch, you'll be glad to hear that a demo for Total War: Shogun 2 will be released via Steam on February 22, letting you try the game yourself before opening your coin purse.

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Publisher Sega explains that "The demo will allow all armchair samurai to test their skills in epic land battles and on Total War: Shogun 2's gorgeous new campaign map," carefully avoiding, for whatever reason, revealing exactly what's actually in the demo.

Developed by The Creative Assembly, Shogun 2 will launch for PC on March 15. While the system requirements have been revealed, given the series' track record you'll want to try the demo before you go pre-ordering to score one of the bonuses on offer.