Total War Ditches Gunpowder, Returns To Japan?

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Sega has been teasing the release of an all-new Total War game for the last week or so, with a full reveal set for E3. Looks like their cover may have been blown by some sloppy pre-show organisation, however.


Booking some press visits for the upcoming trade event, Turkish site Oyungezer says it was pencilled in by Sega Europe for a 2:30pm appointment to talk about Shogun 2: Total War. A game that, as of May 2010, does not exist in the public consciousness.

Many people had hoped for this ever since Creative Assembly said it was "returning to its roots" with the next Total War, and they'll no doubt be as happy with a remake of Shogun as they were with the excellent remake of Medieval: Total War.

Me, though, I can't help but feel a little disappointed. I really dig the gunpowder combat (not the type found in Shogun and Medieval, proper guns) and global trade in Empire, and was hoping the next full game would build on this and present us with a Victorian-era title, complete with British Empire, American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian tussle. Guess not!

OGZ Online Özel Haber: Shogun 2 Total War Geliyor! [Oyungezer]


Michael Dukakis

Luke and I had the same hopes in the next game. I supremely hope they do not abandon gunpowder for an extended period of time. Melee battles lost their allure to me, and this time period is not an interest of mine.

Oh well, looks like Napoleon and Empire for the foreseeable future.