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Total War Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai

5 months ago

Feature: Don't Attila me

These are the Total War team’s favourite ever Total War factions

According to an ancient Sussex proverb, there are as many factions in the 20-year-old Total War series as there are sand grains on a beach, as there are angels dancing upon the head of a pin, as there are grenadiers in the armies of his Imperial Majesty Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Co-Prince of…

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2 years ago

Historical hints from the Total War teams

Total War might have been away in the land of elves and orcs for a while now, but it hasn't forgotten its historical roots. In fact, Creative Assembly are working on three historical Total War games: one is an expansion to an older title, one is a spin-off of sorts called a Saga, and the biggest of the lot is set in an entirely new…

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8 years ago

Feature: Play it again Sam(urai)

Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai Preview

Last week we sent Will Porter to The Creative Assembly to find out about their forthcoming campaign DLC for Shogun 2. These are his findings. Shogun 2 Total War wasn’t fascinating for its campaign map politics and tactical intricacies alone. To my mind - a mind squeezed through an entirely western-orientated educational cookie-cutter - a primary draw was olden-time Japan itself. My own historical knowledge…

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