Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai: Sega Releases New Documentary-like Trailer
Total War – Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai was just unveiled last November. Now, it is nearing its worldwide launch this coming March 23, 2012. Sega then releases a new trailer for the video game. This trailer is unlike others. It showcases not just the immediate and most exciting action but also some of the game’s features. The voice-over makes the trailer sound very documentary-like. This is actually the right tone for the video game because of its richness in history.
As a standalone expansion, Fall of the Samurai promise to offer a very unique experience. Players can choose among six playable clans. They have to choose one that they feel they can be loyal to. There are also three powerful countries that will come into play in the video game’s story. These are America, France and Britain. The action happens over a larger and better campaign map. This time around, the game reaches the northern island provinces. It also features new technology and buildings given that the game is set in the 19th century, which was a time of growth as well as conflicts. There are fresh features such as naval bombardments and railways. These are pretty new to the Total War franchise. The reveal trailer really is informative. It even features some stills that make it feel more like a textbook supplemented by an audio. We don’t really mind this. It makes the whole Fall of the Samurai premise even more epic. We want to be part of an important part of history and we would be happy to engage in total war.
It is also a good thing that the game seems to have a fast turnaround having only been revealed last March. People who want to go to war can get very impatient.