Not too long ago, Sega had announced that the Total War series was going mobile and now there’s an official announcement for the first mobile title of the very successful franchise: “Total War Battles: Shogun” is coming to iOS and Android devices. It’s not a PC-port and has been specifically designed for those platforms, which is always a good sign. According to the press release, “An enormous depth of tactical gameplay awaits, with a 10-hour plus campaign, bonus challenge missions and a shared-screen head-to-head multiplayer mode.” Sure sounds like the full package to me! The game hits the appstores on April 19th, which is surprisingly soon. Find the full press release after the jump!
Total War Battles: Shogun™ Announced
The Creative Assembly brings tactics to the touch-screen with Total War Battles: Shogun™ for iOS and Android
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – March 12, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced Total War Battles: Shogun™ for mobile platforms. The latest addition to the award-winning Total War strategy series from The Creative Assembly, Total War Battles: Shogun™ is a re-imagining of Total War, not a PC port, and is designed specifically for mobile platforms with a multi-touch interface.
Mike Simpson, Creative Director, said: “We’re thrilled to bring Total War’s compelling real-time battles to mobile devices. We’ve designed a fresh new interface, combat mechanics and visuals specifically for mobile platforms through the Unity engine. Players will face absorbing new tactical challenges across an extensive narrative-driven campaign, with numerous side missions to explore.”
“This isn’t a Total War PC game experience on mobile devices,” added Brand Director Rob Bartholomew. “It’s a distinct, suitable, immersive and above all high-quality title that sits right for the format. Total War Battles is a new franchise for mobile gaming that inherits the high-quality strategy gaming principles from our core series, but tailored into a game mechanic that specifically fits the mobile format.”
Total War Battles: Shogun™ follows the story of a bereaved young samurai whose hot-headed thirst for revenge quickly embroils him in a war for control of the Shogunate. Players will direct his campaign across Japan in a series of real-time battles, unlocking buildings and units and upgrading favoured troops as they progress.
An enormous depth of tactical gameplay awaits, with a 10-hour plus campaign, bonus challenge missions and a shared-screen head-to-head multiplayer mode. Beautifully illustrated medieval Japanese visuals accompany remarkable audio in a single scalable app, ensuring the best possible experience regardless of device.
Total War Battles: Shogun™ for iPhone and iPad hits the iTunes App Store and the Android marketplace on April 19th, 2012.
About The Creative Assembly
Founded in 1987 and based in Horsham, West Sussex, The 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 BAFTA and the Develop Industry Excellence awards. With nearly 200 highly talented developers and counting, the studio is expanding to embark on thrilling new triple-A console, PC and mobile projects.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and 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 web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, 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 Web site is located at www.sega.com