The Total War series returns later this year with Shogun 2: Total War, the sequel to the game that gave the venerable franchise its start.

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While the terrain may be familiar to fans of the original, the visuals certainly won't be, the game's engine clearly having been given a tweak or three since Napoleon: Total War.

It's lovely to see the return of the coastal missions, too. It always felt a bit funny fighting someone on the beach in Empire/Napoleon only to enter a battle and see nothing but...hills.