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Shogun 2: new DLC puts you in control of Otomo clan

Tuesday, 20th November 2012 10:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Total War: Shogun 2 developer The Creative Assembly is to release a new DLC pack that is available to pre-order now. The DLC lets you play as the Otomo clan and take advantage of new unit types. More details below.

The pack is available to pre-purchase on Steam at £2.69 now ahead of its November 30th release, and the game’s product page confirms that the Otomo will be playable in the full campaign and in multiplayer battles. The clan have forged alliances with Portuguese traders and as such has immense economic and military clout, and access to powerful firearms.

Here’s a snippet of the new units on offer. Check the Steam page for the full list:

New Units

Portugese Tercos (foot, Ranged, Melee)
Armed with matchlock rifles and swords, clad in iron breastplates and Spanish Morion helmets, the Tercos can lay down withering hails of fire, and give a solid performance in melee.

Otomo Donderbuss Cavalry (mounted, Ranged)
Mounted troops armed with the fearsome, fluted Donderbuss rifle – the forerunner of the modern shotgun. These ranged units can be swiftly positioned to gouge at an enemy’s flanks, or punch the wind out of his cavalry charges before they even arrive.

Otomo Matchlock Ashigaru (foot, Ranged)
Armed with matchlock arquebuses to unleash massed volleys of long-range gunfire upon the enemy, these units fight with religious fervour, which increases the accuracy of their fire and enables them to reload at a faster rate than standard Matchlock Ashigaru.

Otomo Matchlock Samurai (foot, Ranged, Melee)
With their accurate volleys of rifle-fire, Otomo Matchlock Samurai are ideal at weakening enemy units before a charge. Benefitting from their Samurai training, they fire with greater accuracy and reload more swiftly than their Ashigaru brethren.

Otomo Matchlock Kobaya (naval, Ranged)
A very light and fast ship carrying a small detachment of musket-armed soldiers whose Christian fervour and familiarity with matchlocks enables them to shoot more accurately and reload at a faster rate than standard Matchclock-bearing Kobaya.

VG247 recently interviewed The Creative Assembly on its next game Total War: Rome 2. Check out all the details here:
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