Saturday, December 3, 2011
'Total War: Shogun 2' Features 'Fall of the Samurai' in Future DLC
By Blake Tan
Creative Assembly gave us the pretty fantastic Total War: Shogun 2, allowing players to take control of a clan during 16th-century Japan and vie for supremacy over the entire island. Then, they followed through with a sizable expansion, Rise of the Samurai, which rolled the clocks back to the Gempei War, set 400 years before the events in the game.
Now, they take us forward to the time period leading up to the Boshin War, which saw the end of the feudal samurai and the beginnings of modern Japan. Enter Fall of the Samurai, a massive standalone expansion to be released in March 2012.
Fall of the Samurai will be adding six new factions, some that support the old Shogunate, others that wish to embrace the change Imperial power brings. New technology, such as steamships, ironclads, and railways add new variety to the game, as well as new units and agents. Siege battles also see some improvement with upgradeable tower defenses and a new "port siege" battle option sets coastal fleets against fortified harbors.
Now, my only concern is whether Tom Cruise will be playing some kind of cameo in this DLC. I hope not.