Total War: Shogun 2 stand-alone expansion coming

Sega announces Fall of the Samurai content pack set during West's arrival, Japanese civil war.

Total War: Shogun 2, the latest in Creative Assembly's long-running strategy franchise, launched earlier this year and moved 600,000 copies after just a few weeks on shelves. The base game has already received one downloadable campaign, and Sega has an even bigger content pack on the way.

As they rise, so too do the samurai fall.

Sega today announced that a new stand-alone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2 is coming in March called Fall of the Samurai. Set during the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, the expansion pack takes place 400 years after Shogun 2 and introduces Japan's samurai to the modern weaponry of America, Britain, and France.

Fall of the Samurai introduces six new playable clans in the midst of a civil war between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate. The expansion is also set to introduce new features, including siege battle mechanics, as well as new land and sea unit interactions and a revamped multiplayer dubbed "Multiplayer 2.0."

Pricing details regarding Fall of the Samurai were not announced. Total War: Shogun 2's previous non-stand-alone campaign expansion, Rise of the Samurai, launched for $10.

For more Total War: Shogun 2, check out GameSpot's review.

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16 comments
sextus1
sextus1

Still love Shogun-2 too much and I do not want to see the destruction of a great story. Mismatch, like in reality, case of David vs Goliath and Goliath is the winner. I will patiently wait for Rome-2.

Strategygamer22
Strategygamer22

I wish you could tie this in with the campaign from Empire, so then you could have 4 theaters of war instead of 3. Other then that, I'm really happy to hear about this!

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

Nice stuff, but I really wish they would have added Korea, and parts of China to the Shogun 2 map. I mean Toyotomi Hideyoshi wanted to take over East Asia up to India, but what I heard CA took the PC route, and chose to ignore history. And I wanted to fight against/with turtle ships, and Hwachas.

eriktkire
eriktkire

this is still going to be priced like a full game. This is just like the Napoleon expansion and that wasn't cheap on release. Once they start teasing us with news of Rome 2 it'll go down in price.

Triton
Triton

Hope it runs better than the last one. Wouldn't run ever since bought the expansion.

CreayBsD
CreayBsD

As long as it stays at the $10 make (hope the dose not mean it will be £10 as norm) ill be getting this.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Brilliant was hoping they'd give us a last samurai esc addon bet I can do a hell of a lot better then tom cruise did

Chaotic19
Chaotic19

This looks great. I'm just waiting for them to release gold/goty edition.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Looking good. Should happen more often in games - expansions not full priced sequels if there is a new game every year.

Halloll
Halloll

reminds me of the good old days when we didn't have DLC but a complete expansion that you play as long as the original vanilla game or even longer before you finish it.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Cool. I don't like that this series gets a sequel every year. A mere stand-alone expansion is a step in the right direction.

THGarrett
THGarrett

So basically it's The Last Samurai Total War. I wonder if they'll have Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe as hero units.