News Archives - January 2011

Shogun 2 pre-order incentives
Posted by Hussarknight on January 20, AD 2011 @ 2:34 PM

SEGA has announced the pre-order incentives.

Players who pre-order at GameStop (online or in-store) will unlock and take part in The Historic Battle of Kawagoe. Set in 1545, the Battle of Kawagoe saw the Hõjõ clan launch a successful night time counter-attack against the besieging Uesugi, eschewing heavy armor and the collection of heads in favor of speed and stealth.

Those who pre-order at Best Buy (in-store only) will unlock 1,000 Koku, the currency used in Total War: SHOGUN 2. Player’s campaigns will begin with 1,000 Koku, allowing them to purchase new buildings, train new units and upgrade their towns.

An extra battle sounds nice, but the money bonus sounds like a game-spoiler to me as it'll make the early campaign easier. What do you think? Share your thoughts on the forums.

Faction Feature 3: Uesugi
Posted by Hussarknight on January 12, AD 2011 @ 10:54 AM

CA has released a new faction feature, detailing the religious Uesugi clan:


The mon of the Uesugi clan.

The Uesugi are proud of their Buddhist faith. They can recruit and maintain warrior monks far more cheaply than any other clan. They can also recruit much better fighting monks and more effective monk agents than any other clan. Despite this religious solidarity, the history of the Uesugi is not tranquil. The current Uesugi leaders were originally the Nagao clan of Echigo, and were vassals to the Yamanouchi faction of the Uesugi clan. The Nagao fought alongside their masters against the Ogigayatsu, another part of the Uesugi clan, in a bitter dispute.

Find the full feature here and join the discussion on our forums.

Shogun 2 system requirements
Posted by Hussarknight on January 7, AD 2011 @ 8:34 AM

Yes, they're in!

Minimum Specs

  • 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)

  • 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)

  • 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)

  • 1024×768 minimum screen resolution

  • 20GB free hard disk space

Recommended Specs

  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent

  • 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)

  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card

  • 1280×1024 minimum screen resolution

  • 20GB free hard disk space

Can you run it? Share your thoughts on our forums.