The campaign map is a combination of 2D/3D for the first time; unexplored areas are rendered as 2D cartography and known areas are seen fully in 3D. The campaign map has been designed with immersion and accessibility in mind; the map now makes use of the game’s 3D engine, so players can zoom and rotate the fully 3D map for the first time.
In Shogun 2, it is the middle of the 16th Century in Feudal Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. Players take on the role of one Daimyo, the clan leader, and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal, re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun– the undisputed ruler of a pacified nation.
Total War: Shogun 2 will feature enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. Featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the millennia old Chinese“Art of War”, the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Shogun 2: Total War.