We didn't think he had it in him. He doesn't any more.
The Creative Assembly has released a new piece of DLC for Total War: Shogun 2 that adds decapitations, limb serving and buckets of blood to the feudal Japanese battlefield. The pack has a suitably higher age rating of 18 and is available from Steam for 99p
CA says that ‘the Total War battle engine has been re-engineered for the ultimate in visceral conflict. Intricate new animations enable your Samurai to carve a bloody, limb-strewn path through enemy armies.
’ and other effects include blood squirts from projectile and weapon impact, new sounds for spurting blood, blood-spatter camera effects and ‘giblets from cannon and musket fire.
The Blood Pack can be disabled and enabled via the game’s Options menu.
CA has also released the Hattori Clan Pack
as DLC, for £2.99. This was originally bundled with Shogun 2: Limited Edition and lets you play as the ninja-happy clan online and in singleplayer. The clan has access to ‘the most powerful battlefield ninja
’ (does anyone actually use battlefield ninja?), an extra historical battle and extra armour and XP for your Avatar.
Interested by the new DLC? Do you use battlefield ninja in Shogun 2? Let us know in the forum