Total War: Shogun 2 demo coming to Steam this month

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.


Hotly Anticipated Demo Dated

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 15, 2011) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that the eagerly awaited demo of the next title in the critically acclaimed Total War™ series, Total War: Shogun 2™, will be available on Steam on February 22, 2011.

SEGA and The Creative Assembly are proud to let gamers everywhere know that a demo for Total War: Shogun 2 will soon be available on Steam. 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. By pre-ordering the game through either Best Buy or GameStop, Total War fans will be able to enhance their Shogun 2 experiences with retail exclusive in-game content.

  • Players who pre-order at GameStop (online or in-store) will unlock and take part in The Historic Battle of Kawagoe. Set in 1545, the Battle of Kawagoe saw the Hõjõ clan launch a successful night time counter-attack against the besieging Uesugi, eschewing heavy armor and the collection of heads in favor of speed and stealth.
  • Those who pre-order at Best Buy (online or in-store only) will unlock 1,000 Koku, the currency used in Total War: Shogun 2. Player’s campaigns will begin with 1,000 Koku, allowing them to purchase new buildings, train new units and upgrade their towns.

Total War: Shogun 2 pushes forward the hugely successful Total War series by perfecting the features from previous games such as full 3D land and naval battles and a detailed campaign map, while adding an exciting new multiplayer experience. Total War: Shogun 2 will be available for PC on March 15, 2011.


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