Shogun 2: Total War Limited and Collector's Edition invading Asia

Ninjas, an additional historical battle, and a mini-representation of the legendary Takeda Shingen await gamers willing to spend a bit more on this strategy game.

Fans of period timeline strategy games: Shogun 2: Total War is on the horizon. With that in mind, SEGA Europe Ltd. announced recently that the turn-based/real-time-strategy game will be available in three flavors in Asia: Standard, Limited, and Collector’s Edition.

While the Standard is self-explanatory, the Limited Edition gives strategy fans a new unique faction to play around with: the Hattori Clan. This faction excels in Iga-ryu ninjutsu, so expect to use hit-and-run tactics when using this clan in the game.

Other perks in the Limited Edition include an additional battle scenario based on The Battle of Nagashino where the Oda and Tokugawa clans team up against the Takeda clan in 1575, a complete set of armor to dress up gamers' online avatars that also gives them the bad omen retainer for their Shogun army, and a bit of extra experience points to spend for said online mode.

Gamers who are interested in the Collector's Edition will not only get the Limited Edition content, but also a nifty bamboo box containing a Shogun 2: Total War art book and a figurine of Takeda Shingen, a legendary daimyo in feudal Japan during the Sengoku period in Japanese history.

Shogun 2: Total War will be out in Asia on March 15 this year.

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21 comments
simon1812
simon1812

Dynamo11 am not comparing the games, thats silly, am comparing their bonus packed with their limited editions , extra new armor for avatar= weak, 1 extra clan the hattory= weak, weak I mean considering the price tags that goes with especial edition sometimes and the commodity of pre-ordering the game, it just doesnt justify the "Go running to the gamestop and buy it right away!!!". Im a patient individual , and I "usually" wait (made and exception with SC2 and BFBC2) for games prices to drop or to go along with an especial offer . there is nothing in the limited edition that makes me feel impatient.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@simon1812 You can't compare two radically different genres, compare an RTS with another RTS and you'll have a valid grievance.

kzoneoo1
kzoneoo1

This is the most polished class act to date. The attention to detail, the maturing of the maps, the exceptional style of the windows, smooth, controled and stunning. A sequel to Shogun, nothing else.

simon1812
simon1812

I dont know, well I am indeed getting the game, but the limited edition seems weak, I mean when I got BFBC2 I got it withe the VIP deal, and now I get new maps for free, no onslaught mode not vietnam thingy, but maps! for free! and it is kinda cool having new map packs for free every now and then so I glad I got BFBC2 right away. but this!? IIIIII dont knnooooooow.

Cinetyk
Cinetyk

@Majkic666: I did say "try and avoid". But anway, and going a bit off-topic, the DLC format which an increasing amount of games seem to be getting is perhaps the most obvious anti-piracy weapon publishers have been using, trying to make people buy multiple content of one game. What I meant to say is that even if it's understandable, it's a bit frustrating not to have the "full-game experience" right from the start and to feel that one's being left out of it unless he/she buys the "extra" stuff. Personally, I like to feel there's the tight, concise game package and not a multitude of "extras" that leave you asking "ok, so what's the true/real thing?"

FMD129
FMD129

@duderdave I agree so much with that statement that I agree more than you. Its beyond absurd when game devolpers pull this bs, same thing happened with Assassins Creed 2, I SLAVED over my comp trying to find the black edition, only availible in europe, only having to settle on the normal one in the end, having to deal with the retarded DRMs and such that Ubi thinks is plausible. The only thing I want out of the collectors is the art book (I collect them lol) which I think shouldve come with the limited that I payed for... Idk anymore, all of this stuff is rediculous.

duderdave
duderdave

I don't get it. "Europe" is announcing to the "World" that "Asia" is the only area in the "World" that can get the "Collector's Edition" for Shogun 2. Huh??? How do their "Marketing" people think that is going to make the rest of the "World-other-than-Asia" fans, who might also have wanted a "Collector's Edition", view Sega's new apparently discriminatory policies toward the "Non-Asia World"? If that is the case, I think their "Marketing" people need to go back to a real "Marketing and Publicity" school before alienating over half a planet without at least explaining "why" they would choose to discriminate against their customer and fan base in such a way...

dude102
dude102

well I dont like they give collector and limited edition extra things in ingame content I rather they keep it to hard copy stuff like the figurine which cannot be downloaded.

Majkic666
Majkic666

@Cinetyk wait.. are you saying they are avoiding piracy by doing it then you are wrong as hell... the content in the collectors edition like maps factions etc. is also normally in piracy downloads

Cinetyk
Cinetyk

@dj-lethal: Yeah, I know what you mean. It seems a bit off yeah, and one feels that you're not having the full game experience. Its a bit annoying but understandable to try and avoid piracy.

dj-lethal
dj-lethal

Don't you just hate it when things that should've been in the core game (extra factions, maps, scenarios, items, etc.) are intentionally pulled out and added as "extras"? I know that money is all the devs think about these days, but it still seems like a slap in the face to a potential customer.

Cinetyk
Cinetyk

Soundtrack CD would be nice, especially since the music seems so good. The featurette about it on gamespot was very interesting. Hope the soundtrack will be available at some point.

Puddle_of_Sid
Puddle_of_Sid

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vicsrealms
vicsrealms

So, Asia is getting some really nice editions. What about the US and Steam? Anything of interest? Sure, if I was still living in Japan I might be excited...Especially since graphics like that weren't available in '95. ~grin~

Majkic666
Majkic666

Collectors edition for the world!!!

Viktormon
Viktormon

@Dominicobaggio Sorry for being picky, but he wasn't ninja, he was a daimyo, leader. But I too wonder about the size of the figurine

Dominicobaggio
Dominicobaggio

how tall is that legendary ninja? caus from the pictures it looks quite cool but an extra 40 or so pound for a small figure is a bit steep!!