Shogun 2 demo to release on February 22

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Sega’s confirmed that Total War: Shogun 2 will get a Steam demo on February 22, along with some pre-order bonuses as well.

The demo will have players trying out the campaign map.

Those who pre-order the game through either Best Buy or GameStop, will net some exclusive in-game content per the following:

  • Players who pre-order at GameStop (online or in-store) will unlock and take part in The Historic Battle of Kawagoe. Set in 1545, the Battle of Kawagoe saw the Hõjõ clan launch a successful night time counter-attack against the besieging Uesugi, eschewing heavy armor and the collection of heads in favor of speed and stealth.
  • Those who pre-order at Best Buy (online or in-store only) will unlock 1,000 Koku, the currency used in Total War: Shogun 2. Player’s campaigns will begin with 1,000 Koku, allowing them to purchase new buildings, train new units and upgrade their towns.

Total War: Shogun 2 will be available for PC on March 15.