March is sneaking up on us, bringing a bounty of games. Among the titles of games landing in March is Shogun 2: Total War. If you're still on the fence about this strategy game from the Creative Assembly, digitial distributor Steam gets the demo tomorrow for your demo-ing pleasure. Relatively little is known about what exactly the demo will contain, aside from allowing "all armchair samurai to test their skills in epic land battles and on Total War: Shogun 2’s gorgeous new campaign map." Maybe it will include some crazy weather phenomena - who knows?
Some more information has also been released on preorder incentives, this time from GameStop and Best Buy:
- Players who pre-order at GameStop (online or in-store) will unlock and take part in The Historic Battle of Kawagoe. Set in 1545, the Battle of Kawagoe saw the Hõjõ clan launch a successful night time counter-attack against the besieging Uesugi, eschewing heavy armor and the collection of heads in favor of speed and stealth.
- Those who pre-order at Best Buy (online or in-store only) will unlock 1,000 Koku, the currency used in Total War: Shogun 2. Player’s campaigns will begin with 1,000 Koku, allowing them to purchase new buildings, train new units and upgrade their towns.
Shogun 2: Total War releases March 15, 2011 on PC.