As with many games, Total War: Shogun 2
will have a limited edition available for purchase. It's basically a "while supplies last" situation where early purchasers have an opportunity to get additional items. The perks of the limited edition include a unique playable faction, an additional historical battle scenario, a set of armor for your online avatar and an XP bonus for your online character.
Additionally, with this announcement came the release of a 16-minute video. This is the 2nd "Battle Report" - you can find the first one here
. It lets the developers explain the on-screen action and give you a fantastic first-hand taste of what to expect. They describe it as a "giant cluster of joy" because they aren't sure how the enemy is going to act while they are recording this match. I admit, I watched the entire thing amazed at the detail and knowing that this game could potentially suck many, many hours away from my life when it's released in March.
SAN FRANCISCO (December 16, 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the next iteration of the critically acclaimed Total War™ series, Total War: SHOGUN 2™ will be available in two different versions in North America.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Standard Edition. The core SHOGUN 2 experience.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Limited Edition. Includes a unique playable faction, the Hattori Clan, an additional historical battle scenario ‘Nagashino’ and a complete set of armor for your online avatar as well as a starting bank of XP for you to spend on your online character.**
Total War: SHOGUN 2 pushes forward the hugely successful Total War series by perfecting the features from previous games such as full 3D land and naval battles and a detailed campaign map, while adding an exciting new multiplayer experience. Total War: SHOGUN 2 releases on March 15th, 2011 for the PC.
For more information about the game, please visit www.totalwar.com.