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[US ONLY] Selected SEGA Games up to 75% off this Week at Gamestop.com

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Starting today and running until March 18th, Gamestop.com is setting up some pretty sweet downloadable sales for SEGA titles. Check the title list and note the date of the sale to get in and save up to 75%!

3/14/2013

The Cave

50%

3/15/2013

Football Manager 2013

50%

3/16/2013

Total War: Shogun 2 Collection

75%

3/17/2013

Rome Total War Collection

75%

3/18/2013

Total War Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai

75%

Planning to grab a game on the list? Let us know, we’d love to hear what you pick up in the sale.

 
   
   
 

Steam is Total War, Day IV: Shogun 2 and Fall of the Samurai

Total War Weekend

It’s Sunday — day four of the Total War weekend invasion of Steam. Two more games are up for the Daily Deal, and we’re featuring more Spiral Knights and Team Fortress 2 items.

Total Recap

The short version of what’s going on: the Total War series is on sale all weekend, including the Total War Master Collection on sale for 75% off. Each game featured will also automatically grant players access to free items in both Valve’s incomparable Team Fortress 2 and SEGA and Three Ring’s own Spiral Knights.

Steam Daily Deals

All Samurai all the time: Total War: Shogun 2 and the stand-alone expansion Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai are 75% off!

Total War: Shogun 2: Take on the role of one Daimyo, the clan leader, and use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun – the undisputed ruler of a pacified nation.

Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai: The standalone expansion to the award-winning Total War™: SHOGUN 2 explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game. A dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

Featured: Spiral Knights and Team Fortress 2 Items

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Owners of Total War: Shogun 2 or Fall of the Samurai will also receive the Shogun Veil in Team Fortress 2 and the Shogun Helmet in Spiral Knights.

The rest of the featured Team Fortress 2 and Spiral Knights items featured this weekend are still available, as well.

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Tune in each day until October 1st for additional deals!

Once again: Special thanks to Steam community members [WDZ] The Ronin,BANG!, and Svdl for making this possible with their awesome collaborative work designing these Team Fortress 2 items and helping with the promotional artwork.

 
   
   
 

Unlock Exclusives in Fall of the Samurai from Total War Battles!

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Fans of Total War who picked up the recent Total War Battles are in for a special treat. Upon completion of the main campaign game, players will be awarded with a key-code that can be used via Steam to download the Sendai Clan Pack for Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of The Samurai.

Sendai Clan Pack

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The domain of Sendai was fiercely loyal to the incumbent Tokugawa Shogunate, and an important player in the Boshin war depicted in Fall of The Samurai. A noble people, the Sendai endured the ages of turmoil to emerge as respected tacticians and sublime diplomats.

Players who begin Fall of The Samurai using the Sendai can take advantage of their following unique faction traits:
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Tolerance (-3 unhappiness from differences of allegiance)
Tact (+10 to diplomatic relations)
Siegecraft (2-turn reduction to surrender time when besieging castles)
Respect (-1 to resistance to occupation across all provinces)

Total War: Battles

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Total War Battles: Shogun is the first Total War title for iOS, and follows the story of a bereaved young samurai whose hot-headed thirst for revenge quickly embroils him in a war for control of the Shogunate. Players will direct his campaign across Japan in a series of real-time battles, unlocking buildings and units, and upgrading favored troops as they progress.

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In addition, Total War Battles: Shogun will shortly be updated to include a new skirmish mode. This mode allows players to choose a difficulty level and head straight into the action against the AI on specific maps. The full roster of units from the campaign game is immediately available, and new legendary units can be deployed to help turn the tide of battle.

Total War Battles: Shogun is available now on the iTunes App Store for iOS devices, and will soon be available for selected Android devices via the Google Play Store.

 
   
   
 

By Land or By Sea, Explore the Weapons Available in Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai

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The third and final Fall of the Samurai dev-diary video from The Creative Assembly focuses on a number of the modern weapons available on land and at sea. The team also demonstrates the new third-person mode, which offers direct fire-control over Gatling guns, cannon, and naval weaponry, and explores some of the new multiplayer options.

We’ve also got new screenshots up on our Flickr for your enjoyment!

 
   
   
 

Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai Community Event in San Francisco!

This Tuesday, January 24th, we’re giving 6 lucky people a chance at playing the newest update from Creative Assembly and Total War – Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai. The newest standalone expansion for Shogun 2 covers the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game – a dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

Fans will have a chance to come and play Fall of the Samurai before anyone else and have the chance to meet Creative Assembly Community Manager Craig Laycock, and Studio Communications Manager Al Bickham. We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you!

I Want to Participate, How can I Attend?

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We have a single session available with six open spots on Tuesday, January 24th between 10am and 1:30pm. The event is at the SEGA Offices in San Francisco (350 Rhode Island St).

To attend, simply add a comment on the blog below and you’ll be contacted tonight / tomorrow to get you locked in! Please be sure your email is accurate when entering your comment below, this is how we’ll reach out. We’re inviting those that can attend in on a first come first served basis,

If you have any questions, be sure to post and let us know!

 
   
   
 

Total War: Shogun 2 – Expansion Announced!

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

We’re delighted to announce a brand new standalone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2. Fall of the Samurai is a huge piece of new content and it’s coming March 2012. The scale of this expansion is significantly larger than anything we’ve produced so far for Shogun 2.

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Fall of the Samurai explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game – a dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

New on the scene will be America, Britain and France, whose arrival incites a ferocious civil war to decide the fate of the nation. You’ll be able to play one of six new playable clans, supporting either the Imperial throne or the last Shogunate.

In Fall of the Samurai, we’ll be supporting features like railway networks, ironclad warships, improved siege battle mechanics (with upgradable tower defenses, each with their own specialty).

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There will be whole new land and sea unit interactions, including the ability to call in offshore artillery support barrages. Coastal gun emplacements can conversely target enemy ships, bringing a new synergy to land and sea elements of gameplay. Players can even call in campaign map bombardments – bombarding armies and cities in adjacent coastal areas of the campaign map itself. It’s time to rethink your strategy…

You’ll also be able to get your hands on three new agent types: the Foreign Veteran, the Ishin Shishi and the Shinsengumi.

Multiplayer has also had a major overhaul, ushering in the era of “Multiplayer 2.0”. We’ll be introducing a new Conquest map, reflecting the 19th century setting, bringing with it a brand new Fall of the Samurai avatar, including:

Over 40 new retainers

Over 30 new armor pieces

A new 19th century avatar skill tree

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We’re also introducing multiple avatars for the first time, allowing players to enjoy multiple careers and progression across Shogun 2 and Fall of the Samurai.

This huge clash of eastern culture versus western culture promises to bring with it a vast new experience for players. Expect a big campaign to get your hands on. We’ll bring more information on it over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to stay tuned to the Total War blog, forums, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for more information as it’s released.

This entry originally appeared on our Total War blog, written by our own CraigTW. Interested in more Total War content and updates? Head on over and check out their updates!

 
   
   
 


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