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Shogun 2: Total War Announced

The Creative Assembly is returning to feudal Japan with a sequel to

The Creative Assembly is returning to feudal Japan with a sequel to Shogun: Total War, publisher Sega has announced, which is curiously named Shogun 2: Total War.

Set in the middle of the 16th century, the strategy sequel will see players using "military engagements, economics and diplomacy" to reunite Japan's warring clans under their rule to become the new Shogun.

"Improved land and naval battle gameplay" are promised for Shogun 2 as well as character progession with experience and levelling up, plus revamped AI apparently "developed according to Sun Tzu's principles in the Art of War." Co-op, competitive and team-based multiplayer modes will be on offer in addition to the singleplayer campaign.

Shogun 2: Total War is scheduled for release on PC some time in 2011. The Creative Assembly is also working on an expansion for Napoleon: Total War, due this summer.

From The Chatty
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    June 3, 2010 5:46 AM

    This game is going to be awesome in 2012 when the patches roll out

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      June 3, 2010 5:56 AM

      lol. Agreed.

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      June 3, 2010 6:13 AM

      Maybe they'll get it right this time around. Napoleon wasn't all that bad with the launch.

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        June 3, 2010 8:05 AM

        Napoleon was just a campaign addition, all the patches for it had already been done from the base game.

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      June 3, 2010 6:56 AM

      lol. I'm excited for some modernized ninja/samurai action and if they deliver on meaningful co-op multiplaya.

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      June 3, 2010 10:25 AM

      Retail beta will arrive 12 months before the final version.

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        June 3, 2010 10:27 AM

        lol so true. but i think they can go one better like they did with empire, let the internal alpha that cost 45 pounds begin!

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