Feral Interactive announced that Total War: Shogun 2 and its expansion component Fall of the Samurai will finally launch on the Linux, May 23rd.
Originally released back in 2011 receiving critical acclaim from various game critics—the game became a must have strategy-game and probably one of the best Total War games in the series. What later follow was the game’s expansion pack which unsurprisngly also did very well—critically. So it’s no wonder the game is now heading to Linux after popular demand.
Multiplayer mode on the Linux would for the moment only be Linux vs Linux, Feral Interactive are currently working (post-launch) for an update that enables Mac vs Linux matches. Both the standard game and the expansion Fall of the Samurai will be available for $29.99, you can however pick up its premium version bot TW: Shogun 2 Collection for $49.99, and TW: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai Collection for $39.99.
Here’s an overview of the game via Feral Interactive, also check out two new trailers for the upcoming Linux version:
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, 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 one undisputed ruler.
Set in the 19th century, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai thrusts players into a struggle for the soul of Japan as isolationist Imperial forces clash with those loyal to the more outward-looking shogunate. Players will choose a side and deploy their mastery of tactics and strategy as industrialized warfare, railways and urgent political upheaval reshape the country as it hurtles into a turbulent modern age.