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Total War: Shogun 2 gets a huge patch

Patch released just in time for gamers to bring Japan back into the age of imperialism.

Total War: Shogun 2 has just received a gigantic patch that makes hundreds of fixes and adds new content to the game.

The most notable of the changes made to the game include a new multiplayer 40 vs 40 units mode, a variety of battle and campaign AI improvements, a reduction in the size of save-game files, a decrease in the time it takes for AI to take their turn and 22 new land, naval and siege battle-maps. 

On-top of these additions and alterations a variety of bugs have been removed from the game that caused it to crash in the past.

Changes will apply to not only the original game, which was released in March last year, but also to the upcoming standalone expansion, Fall of the Samurai, which is set to be released tomorrow.

The expansion is set during events leading up to and involving the Meiji Restoration in the middle of the 19th century.

It was the point at which the threat that Western powers posed to Japan caused it to modernise its country, abolishing the feudal Samurai system in the process.

The more modern nature of the expansion means that new technologies such as railroads and guns will be added to the game.

“With three new agent types on the campaign map to choose from, four new historical scenarios, brand new siege-battle mechanics and a huge upgrade to Total War: Shogun 2’s multiplayer game, the list of additions is as epic as the conflict in Total War: Shogun 2 – The Fall of the Samurai,” Sega said in a statement about the expansion.

“Fight one last time for Japan’s future, as the age of the Samurai comes face to face with the explosive power of modern weaponry. The fate of all Japan is in your hands.”

Shogun 2 was awarded a video game Bafta at this year’s awards in the category of Best Strategy Game.

The game received critical acclaim upon its release. It was praised for returning to the roots of the Total War series and simplifying and refining what had been great before.

Furthermore, moving the theatre of war to Japan was a refreshing change in the series, which typically takes place in Europe.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801324327-ADNFCR