The Creative Assembly knows how to make Japanese real-time strategy very attractive, going by this new Shogun 2: Total War cinematic trailer that was "captured in-game." Based on Shogun 2's gorgeous artwork and screens, it shouldn't be that surprising. [GameTrailers]
Having seen the game in action at E3, the camera angles are a bit touched up, but the troop combats are motion-captured, with individuals pairing off during skirmishes. The landscape really looks like that, complete with floating Sakura blossoms. It's really quite lovely.