Feral Interactive today announced that the historical strategy game Total War™: SHOGUN 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August. Developed by Creative Assembly™ and published by SEGA ® for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic backdrop of the Sengoku Jidai, or ‘Warring States period’ of 16th century Japan. As leader of one of nine competing clans, players will attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun, unifying the country under military rule.
A premium version of the game will be released simultaneously and include all additional content. Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection includes the Rise of the Samurai Campaign pack: a stand-alone campaign which challenges players to establish Japan’s first shogunate 400 years before the events of the main game. It also includes the Dragon War Battle pack, three additional clans and two unit packs. All additional content will be available separately via Steam to customers who purchase the base game.
The Steam version of Total War: SHOGUN 2 will also offer Mac-to-Mac online multiplayer battles, co-operative campaigns and ‘Avatar Conquest’ mode, in which players team up to form clans and fight alongside their allies to claim territories on a unique campaign map.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection for the Mac will retail on Steam in North America for US $49.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €44.99 (inc.VAT) throughout Europe andwill be available for download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com/ and Steam. Pricing may vary slightly for versions of the game sold on other stores, including the Mac App Store. A minisite dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/shogun2tw/ and a trailer can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsIyU0Qkp6Y.
Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.9.4 or later. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 3xx series. The Intel HD 4000 requires 8GB of system RAM. A Steam account is required to access online multiplayer.