SEGA is going to be smart and cross promote the iOS game, Total War Battles: Shogun with the high selling PC title Total War: Shogun 2. So how are they going to do this? If you finish the campaign in the mobile game you will unlock a key-code, which will unlock the Sendai Clan Pack for Total War: Shogun 2 on PC (via Steam).
Sendai will give you +10 diplomatic relations and a 2-turn reduction time surrendering castles, -1 resistance to occupation and lastly -3 unhappiness from other allegiances. Not bad for it sort of being free, if you buy the mobile version.
Also the iOS game is getting a skirmish mode update soon. This will let you choose a difficulty level and get right into a battle, you will be able to complete the full campaign and use new legendary units. This is for people that don’t want the story in the way of their bloodshed.
Amazon offers some superb deals this time of year. Today and today only they are offering amazing deals on several SEGA games for the PC. The best part? They are all for download, meaning you don’t even have to wait for them to ship! Here’s a few of the deals:
SEGA Power Pack ( 20 downloads including Sonic Generations, Complete Total War series, Football Manager 2012, Renegade Ops, and SEGA Genesis Classic Series): $49.99 (List Price 261.42)
Sonic Generations: $15.00 (List price $29.99)
Total War: Shogun 2: $7.49 (List Price $29.99)
There’s loads more deals, which you can find here.
Above is the new trailer for the expansion pack for Total War: Shogun 2. This expansion is called “Fall of the Samurai”. The new expansion is a standalone, meaning you don’t need the original game to play it. The game shows the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate, taking place 400 years after the events of the original title. The game will also feature railway networks, ironclad warships and improved siege battle mechanics.
The expansion also has a major overhaul in the multiplayer component of the game, now being called multiplayer 2.0. Included is over 40 new retainers, over 30 new armor pieces and a brand new skill tree for 19th century avatar. Should be a solid release for Total War addicts out there.
SEGA has announced the first DLC for Total War: Shogun 2. The first piece is called the “The Ikko Ikki Clan pack” and it unlocks a Buddhist rebel faction called Ikko Ikki clan for single and multiplayer.
This will add a new agent type and eight unit variants. That is not all there are also ten new retainers, new steam achievements, original skill-tree for Ikko Ikki General, new historical battle, new avatar armor sets, more to unlock.
The DLC hit Steam today for the low price of $4.99. Hit the jump to see more screens and a press release.
Some of the lead members of the Total War creation process discuss how they have improved their games over the years, focusing mainly on the changes they brought to the table in the highly controversial Empires game which was the first game to add real time naval battles.
Then the go onto discuss some of their favorite moments in the series, personally mine is simply watching a barrage of fire arrows fill the sky from the safety of my castle wall and rain down on the siege army in a blaze of glory… Mmm fire arrows.
So you want to check if your PC has enough horses and power to run something like Shogun 2? Well, you will be able to test your hardware on February 22nd, because the Total War: Shogun 2 demo is coming to Steam.
If you like it, there are two pre-order specials going around. One is for Gamestop, which gives you the “The Historic Battle of Kawagoe” pack, and the other is for Best Buy. This one gets you 1,000 Koku, currency in-game. The full game comes out March 15th. Hit the jump for press release.