Total War: Shogun 2

PC / Strategy / Release: Mar 15, 2011 / ESRB: T

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Total War: Shogun 2 'Gold Edition' coming March 5

Total War: Shogun 2 'Gold Edition' coming March 5

Total War: Shogun 2 has been out for a few years now, but if you missed the boat or have just been holding out for a good deal, you may want to mark your calendars for March. Sega is releasing a "Gold Edition" that bundles the game and two of its expansion packs.

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Total War: Shogun 2 map editor released

Total War: Shogun 2 map editor released

For the first time in over a decade of the Total War series, developer The Creative Assembly has released an official editor to let players create their own battlefields. The delightfully-named TEd, Total War Editor, is available now for Total War: Shogun 2 and its expandalone and its expandalone Fall of the Samurai.

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Total War Battles gets free DLC offer for Shogun 2

Total War Battles gets free DLC offer for Shogun 2

Sega is cross-marketing its Total War games, by letting you download a free pack in Total War: Shogun 2 by playing the iOS title, Total War Battles: Shogun. Upon completing the campaign in the mobile game, you'll get a key-code to download the Sendai Clan Pack for Shogun 2 via Steam.

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Total War Battles: Shogun announced for iOS

Total War Battles: Shogun announced for iOS

Sega has announced an iOS spin-off of its popular Total War: Shogun 2 title for PC. The mobile strategy game is called Total War Battles: Shogun. It's set to launch on April 19, and is being developed in-house by The Creative Assembly, the same studio that handled the PC title.

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Total War: Shogun 2 DLC gives gore galore

Total War: Shogun 2 DLC gives gore galore

As you can't have a proper samurai showdown without absurd arterial spray and dismemberment, The Creative Assembly has released a new Total War: Shogun 2 downloadable content pack which amps up the bloodletting to the requisite level. If you'd rather be a sneaky ninja, though, the Hattori clan previously exclusive to the Shogun 2 Limited Edition is now sold separately.

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Total War: Shogun 2 'Fall of the Samurai' expansion announced

Total War: Shogun 2 'Fall of the Samurai' expansion announced

What goes up must come down. And now that we've had the Rise of the Samurai expansion for Total War: Shogun 2, it's only natural that we get the newly announced "Fall of the Samurai" expansion as well. It will focus on the clash between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in the 19th century, when samurai culture met modern weaponry. As the name implies, it didn't end well.

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Total War: Shogun 2 getting 'Rise of the Samurai' expansion

Total War: Shogun 2 getting 'Rise of the Samurai' expansion

Sega announced today that Total War: Shogun 2 is getting a new downloadable campaign, titled "Rise of the Samurai." It will include both single and multiplayer modes with a bevvy of new unit types. The samurai will rise in September, but pricing for the expansion wasn't revealed in the announcement.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Review

Total War: Shogun 2 Review

The latest entry in the long-running Total War series, Total War: Shogun 2 tasks players with unifying feudal Japan during the Sengoku period. It was a time of great strife and social unrest that saw many families vying to wrest power from the hands of the country's current Shogun. Ever vigilant, he’ll assure that no rise to power goes unchecked.

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What are you playing: Down by the Water

What are you playing: Down by the Water

I'm getting ready to pack up and move my life to Los Angeles from Toronto, but before then I need to get some gaming time in. The last two games I've played at home were for review, so it would be nice to actually spend some of my personal time playing for fun.

In the meantime: What are you playing? (Click any editor's name to visit their Twitter page. Follow Shacknews on Twitter for regular updates and giveaways.) Read more »

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The video game release list of 3/14-3/20

The video game release list of 3/14-3/20

Next week will voyage into the near future with Kaos Studios' shooter Homefront, and probe the distant past with The Creative Assembly's strategy game Total War: Shogun 2, while Yakuza 4 will ground us in the present day. In the worlds of wild fantasy, we'll be getting Okamiden, DS sequel to the much-loved Okami, and wacky racing on Wii with Trackmania: Build to Race.

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Team Fortress 2 gets Shogun 2-themed items

Team Fortress 2 gets Shogun 2-themed items

Bonus Team Fortress 2 items are a popular promotional tool nowadays, used by games including Poker Night at the Inventory, Rift Monday Night Combat and Killing Floor. Total War: Shogun 2 is the latest to join in on the fun, with an eight-pack of feudal Japan-inspired items for Valve's shooter up for grabs if you pre-order The Creative Assembly's historical strategy game.

The Shogun Pack's eight items, created by community member 'larolaro,' include samurai swords, a top knot and demon mask. You can nab the whole lot by pre-ordering Shogun 2 from Steam, though they'll also be sold in TF2's Mann Co. Store and be available through drops and crafting. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 18, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features Bulletstorm, Captain America: Super Soldier, Major League Baseball 2K11, Fight Night Champion, Total War: Shogun 2, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Champions Online, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, Mortal Kombat, Valet Parking 1989, Shift 2 Unleashed, MotorStorm Apocalypse, Radiant Historia, SEGA Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition, Natural Selection 2, Love & Order, Vindictus, Top Shot Arcade, and Virtua Tennis 4. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 17, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a pile of new media. Check out new content for Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, Total War: Shogun 2, NeoGAF's Dudebro, Elements of War, Okamiden, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Painkiller - Redemption, Shoot Many Robots, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock, MLB 11: The Show, Cities in Motion, Realm of the Titans, Rango The Video Game, League of Legends, NASCAR The Game 2011, and Naval War: Arctic Circle. Read more »

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Total War: Shogun 2 Demo Coming Next Week

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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. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 11, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for Dragon Age 2, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, Total War: Shogun 2, Mortal Kombat, Country Dance, World of Tanks, Dirt 3, Fight Night Champion, WWE All Stars, and Infamous 2. Read more »

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