Uploaded on Sep 14, 2011
Rise of the Samurai is a brand new DLC for Shogun 2, being released in September.
You can pre-purchase RotS today on Steam, ready for release: http://store.steampowered.com/app/34344/
Set 400 years before the Sengoku period depicted in Shogun 2, Rise of the Samurai pits you as the leader of one of six playable clans from the Taira, Minamoto and Fujiwara families. This conflict, the Gempei War, culminated in the first Shogun's rise to power, and the consolidation of the Samurai as the ruling class.
The downloadable content brings with it a new campaign, which can be played in single and multiplayer modes. The six new clans bring with them their own unique traits, and between them will have sixteen new land units and ten new naval units.
On top of that, there are four new hero units, including the Tetsubo Warrior Monk Hero, armed with brutal studded clubs, and the deadly female Onna Bushi Heroine. There are also four new agent types, each with their own skill trees. From the seductress Shirabyoshi to the shrewd and zealous Junsatsushi Inspectors, each offers a new campaign experience.
What's more, at the same time Rise of the Samurai is released, we're also deploying a new patch. This will contain a huge number of fixes and feature upgrades, covering single and multiplayer gameplay.
So, in September you'll be able to get your hands on:
Rise of the Samurai -- downloadable campaign
• New campaign (The Gempei War)
• 6 new clans from 3 legendary families
• 16 new land units
• 10 new naval units
• 4 new hero units
• 4 new agent types
• 10 new mons, 10 new retainers