Shogun 2: Total War now known as Total War: Shogun 2

Friday, 26th November 2010 19:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Creative Assembly’s Shogun 2 will have the words Total War in front of the title, as the developer and SEGA wanted the series name to come first.

According to a SEGA spokesperson, the publisher and Creative Assembly planned to invert the titles for the games for quite some time.

“The Total War series of games spans over 10 years of titles,” said the spokesperson to Eurogamer. “We wanted to identify all of these as one series using a more obvious naming convention for players.

“Revealing the new title with the Shogun 2 box art was the opportune time to do so.”

Therefore, when the game is released worldwide on March 15, it will be known as Total War: Shogun 2.

Expect future titles in the Total war series to be the same.



  1. kupocake

    Not have the Total War moniker preceding the game’s title.
    Total War will come first in the game’s title.

    Recorded here for Grammar Nazi posteriers.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    I’d much prefer the effort to be put into a game that ships WORKING.

    This will be the very first in the series that I WONT be buying thanks to the shoddy workmanship of the previous 3 outtings.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dr.Haggard

    Shogun 2 first in series to not have Total War preceding the title

    I think precede means the opposite of what you think it does Steph.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    I KNOW what preceding means. It means to come before. You are preceding something. Proceed is to continue. Or going after. @1 confused me is all. I had it right the first time. Jesus Christ.

    I am changing the #$%^&*()_ whole thing now.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. endgame

    this is going to be epic! :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. BULArmy

    Isn’t it kind of funny how a Japanese publisher has two of the best-selling PC exclusives, TW and Footbal Manager?

    #6 4 years ago
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    #7 4 years ago
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    #8 4 years ago
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    #9 4 years ago
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    #10 4 years ago
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    #11 4 years ago
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    #12 4 years ago
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    #13 4 years ago
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    #17 4 years ago
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    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    @2 I feel the exact same way – I even felt that way after Empire, but I still caved on Napoleon. It’s an awful thing, but there just aren’t that many other developers making tactical strategy games out there.

    Going back to Shogun was a disappointment to start with, right when the technology and the tactics were starting to move into an interesting era, they blow it back to the stone age.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    You want modern setting or WWI-WWII in Total War series?

    It’s never going to happen because of the mechanics. Napoleon Total War showed that guns don’t work in the game, but still game was awesome and thats why they are going back. I’m ok with that.

    All of the eras are interesting, don’t know what problem you have with that.
    Personally Shogun was my favourite with the ROME Total War.

    There are so much to do in JApanese era of shogun. From Heian period to the Tokugawa shogunate. I’m fine with that.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I was talking about the 1840′s to 1905. The von Moltke era of warfare where everything we do today took shape, with massive leaps in weapon effeciency, both artillery and small arms, advanced tactics, the rise of special forces, the introduction of steampower.

    The difference between 1815 and 1860 is monumental.

    That being said, I don’t see why you couldn’t make a first world war game – Apart from the fact that the industry is so terrified of anything related to the first world war, because all who’ve tried have fucked it up.

    All Napoleon and Empire showed is that The Creative Assembly aren’t very good at finishing the games they make, not that it couldn’t be done. I don’t think the shooting mechanics were that bad, the losses seemed pretty realistic to me on every volley. The AI was just atrocious, the campaign mode as boring as ever, and the game was stock full of bugs on release.

    #21 4 years ago

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