Total War: Shogun 2 Demo Coming Next Week

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 15, 2011 10:00am PST 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.

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.

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  • Glad there is a demo at least, while the content is a bit vague i have to say if its a set piece battle its still not going to be indicative of the strat map to rts you would get in a campaign (or at least it hasnt seemed that way to me in previous incarnations, ala, preset AI conditions... maybe. i cant say for sure obviously).

    although if this is actually the case "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,", then maybe it will be the first few turns of a 'road to independance' type mini campaign? wishfull thinking prolly. :D.

    still going to have to wait for reviews before buying at the least, and maybe waiting for goty, unless that is, this demo blows my mind, which i doubt.

    still, fingers crossed.