Feral Interactive today announced that the historical strategy games Total War: SHOGUN 2 and the standalone expansion Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai will be released for Linux on 23rd May. Developed by Creative Assembly™ and published by SEGA® for Windows, these are the latest instalments in the critically-acclaimed Total War series to be brought to Linux by Feral, following Empire, Medieval II and Total War: WARHAMMER.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic backdrop of the Sengoku, or 'Warring States' period of 16 th century Japan. As leader of one of nine competing clans, players will attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun, unifying the country under one undisputed ruler.
Set in the 19 th century, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai thrusts players into a struggle for the soul of Japan as isolationist Imperial forces clash with those loyal to the more outward-looking shogunate. Players will choose a side and deploy their mastery of tactics and strategy as industrialised warfare, railways and urgent political upheaval reshape the country as it hurtles into a turbulent modern age.
Multiplayer features online battles, co-operative campaigns, and “Avatar Conquest” mode, in which players team up to form clans and fight alongside their allies to claim territories on unique campaign maps. Online multiplayer will be Linux vs Linux upon launch, and Feral is working on a patch that will enable macOS vs Linux in the near future.
Both games will be available as premium versions, the Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection and the Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai Collection, which will contain all additional content for each game. The Collections will be released alongside the base games on 23rd May.
“ Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai use their historical source material to present players with exciting strategic challenges,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Whether they’re mastering authentic samurai battle tactics or keeping up with the fast-advancing military technology of the 19 th century, players will need skill, ingenuity and daring to prevail.”
Available through the Feral Store and Steam, the pricing will be as follows:
- Total War: SHOGUN 2 - $29.99/£24.99/29,99€
- Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai - $29.99/£24.99/29,99€
- Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection - $49.99/£39.99/44,99€
- Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai Collection $39.99/£29.99/34,99€
About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the macOS, Linux and iOS platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such hits as ROME: Total War™ for iPad, Total War: WARHAMMER, Life is Strange™, XCOM® 2, GRID Autosport™, Tomb Raider®, Alien: Isolation™ - The Collection, Company of Heroes™ 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™ GOTY, XCOM® : Enemy Unknown and Empire: Total War™ for macOS and Linux, and DiRT® Rally, HITMAN™ and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ for Linux. Visit the Feral Interactive website and find us on Twitter or Facebook .
About Creative Assembly
Founded in 1987, Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s most successful and established game studios. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTAs and the Develop Industry Excellence awards. Home to over 325 highly talented developers and counting, the studio continues to expand to cover a variety of triple-A console, PC and mobile projects. Creative Assembly’s website is located at www.creative-assembly.com
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com