Have you ever wanted to play as an honorable nobleman in 15th century Japan? If so then Paradox Interactive's new strategy game Sengoku might be for you. Below you can see some of the screenshots of the game as well as the teaser trailer. While the trailer doesn't show much other than a nice map of Japan (I know, it's a "teaser" trailer) the screenshots don't look half bad. Of course I'm terrible at strategy games so I'm not sure if I'll be picking this one up, but the game itself doesn't look that bad at a first glance. Anyway, after checking out the screens and video read on to check out the official press release.
Paradox Interactive Announce Sengoku!
Rise to power in Feudal Japan with your Samurai family in the epic Grand Strategy Sengoku
“Wash blood with blood” – ancient Japanese proverb
GDC, SAN FRANCISCO, 28th February 2011 - Paradox Interactive are proud to announce their newest internally developed game, Sengoku, a Grand Strategy title for the PC set in 15th century Feudal Japan. To celebrate the occasion, a teaser trailer has been released!
View the announcement trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLNMkcbDZWE
In this deep character driven strategy game, you play as the head of an illustrious Samurai family. The year is 1467 and civil war has broken out. The authority of the Ashikaga Shoguns has collapsed and it is every man for himself in the provinces. Honor and duty vie with survival in the delicate dance of power, conquest and betrayal as you attempt to unite the land of the Rising Sun through a combination of deal-making with foreign powers, sending your powerful samurai armies into battle against your enemies, and unleashing shadowy Ninja clans under the cover of darkness to assassinate your rivals!
Control a noble family in Feudal Japan
Rise in influence and power within your clan and go on to claim the ultimate prize
Conquer and grow while rewarding your most valued retainers in your bid to become Shogun
Detailed historical map of Japan during the warring states period
Make deals with external powers, including the Portuguese and the Dutch
Employ the aid of powerful Ninja clans when your Samurai armies are not enough
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About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, The Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive