In the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rise of the SamuraiÃ¢â‚¬Â campaign, players take on a brand new and independent campaign for Total War: SHOGUN 2 set in 12th century Japan. Set 400 years before the dramatic civil war depicted in Total War: SHOGUN 2, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rise of The SamuraiÃ¢â‚¬Â campaign is based on the Gempei War, a conflict between six legendary clans of the Taira, Minamoto and Fujiwara families. It culminated in the first Shogunate, and the rise of the Samurai as the ruling class.
The campaign features 3 new families divided into 6 playable clans, along with 16 new land units spread across swordsmen, spearmen, archers and cavalry. There are four new Hero units for players to control: the Naginata Warrior Monk Hero, the Tetsubo Warrior Monk Hero, the Mounted Samurai Hero and the Onna Bushi Heroine. In addition to these, there are also 10 new naval units and 3 new naval special abilities (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Banzai!Ã¢â‚¬Â, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whistling ArrowsÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“RallyÃ¢â‚¬Â) as well as four new agent types with their own unique skill trees in the game.
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, whilst adding an exciting new multiplayer experience. Total War: SHOGUN 2 released in March 2011.