It's been a couple months since this standalone expansion for Shogun 2: Total War was announced. It focuses on the century when the technology of the western world made it's violent way into Japanese culture, modernizing their armies and forcing the Samurai of old to surrender or fight. If you have played the base game then you will understand all the basic concepts of the new expansion, but there is a plentiful amount of new content that changes everything from the original game. You can expect to see trains moving throughout the campaign map, ships bombarding cities, modern infantry regiments facing off against armor clad Samurai and machine gun's mowing down infantry like they are insignificant. Of course, all of those is old information to anyone who read the original announcement with all the details that entailed, check that out here, but now we have a developer diary of sorts that is the first part in a series of videos that will show off the expansion and explain why it is significantly different from the original game. Take a look at that.
Fall of the Samurai will be coming out this March on the 23rd for $29.99. You can pre-order it from Steam and various other locations for certain pre-order bonuses. They have been doing a multiplayer beta over at the Creative Assembly forums for the game and it seems that you can still sign up for it. For now you may check out this gameplay video that is unfortunately in German, but shows off more of the game than I have seen anywhere else, so far. Thanks for reading and be back shortly.
Thanks to Rockpapershotgun for the heads up on the developer video.
-Written by Sean Cargle