Sega announces ‘Fall of the Samurai’, a stand-alone expansion for ‘Total War: Shogun 2’

The expansion will feature new 'modern weapons'

Great news for Shogun 2 fans: After several DLC-addons for the strategy game, Sega has now announced Fall of the Samurai. The standalone addon will come in March 2012 and the developers promises that it is going to be the biggest expansion the game has seen so far. As for the setting, the blog post states:

Fall of the Samurai explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game – a dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

Hit the jump for a list of the new features!

[Source: Total War Blog]

The expansion will include new elements like railway networks, improved siege battle mechanic and units like ironclad ships. Multiplayer seems to get a complete overhaul, a “Multiplayer 2.0” is being promised. There will also be a new conquest map together with:

Over 40 new retainers

Over 30 new armour pieces

A new 19th century avatar skill tree