Total War: Shogun 2 demo incoming

Sega has announced that Total War: Shogun 2 – or Shogun 2: Total War as Train2Game blog readers may remember it was originally called – will get a demo and it’ll be available next week.

Train2Game students who are eager to try out the latest from The Creative Assembly can download it via Steam from Tuesday 22nd February.  The Total War: Shogun 2 will allow “all armchair samurai” to try out land battles on the new Campaign Map. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the new sea battles.

Train2Game blog readers can gain an excellent incite into the Development, Design and Art behind Total War: Shogun 2 in this write up of a preview session at last years’ Eurogamer Expo. Mike Simpson of The Creative Assembly offered an excellent insight to what went on in the development of the game so it really is worth reading.

You can also see the Total War: Shogun 2 story trailer here on the Train2Game blog. It just goes to show that no matter what the genre of a game is, there needs to be a Game Designer working on its background.

Total War: Shogun 2 is set for release on 15th March, exclusively on the PC.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Total War: Shogun 2? Are you looking forward to the game? Do you think it’ll be the next step in the development of the strategy genre? And will you be downloading the demo?

As usual, you can leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum. Alternatively you can let us know your thoughts via the Train2Game Facebook page, or the Train2Game Twitter account.

Train2Game, in association with DR Studios and the University of Bedfordshire, will be holding a Game Jam at the end of March. For more information, see the official Train2Game Game Jam website or the Train2Game Game Jam Facebook page. Alternatively, keep an eye on the Train2Game Game Jam Twitter account.

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