Feudal Japan invades OS X this Spring in Total War: Shogun 2

Feral Interactive, a company best known for porting major PC hits to Apple's OS X operating system, has revealed plans to release Total War: Shogun 2 at some point this Spring.

Developed by Creative Assembly and originally released for the PC in 2011, Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy game that drops players into 16th century Japan, a time known as the "Warring States" period. Players will control one of nine clans, all of which seek to conquer their contemporaries and unite Japan under a single flag. Mass combat plays out in real-time, but those who prefer more subtle methods can avoid direct conflict by dispatching assassins or focusing on diplomatic resolutions.

Though the Mac incarnation of Total War: Shogun 2 arrives long after its PC counterpart, it will include all of the DLC released for the prior game for free. No price point or specific release date has yet been established for Total War: Shogun 2 on OS X, though Feral Interactive claims these details will be coming soon.
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Total War: SHOGUN 2 Brings Clan Warfare to the Mac This Spring

Feral Interactive today announced that the historical strategy game Total War™: SHOGUN 2 will be released on the Mac this spring. Developed by Creative Assembly™ and published by SEGA ® for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.

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.

Players will deploy their clan's unique mastery of a particular aspect of warfare as they command samurai, ninjas and warrior monks in spectacular battles across snowcapped mountains, heavily fortified hilltop citadels and fields garlanded with cherry blossom. Off the battlefield, they can develop infrastructure, research new technologies and improve their political position by pursuing intelligent diplomacy and using covert agents to bend rival clans to their will.

The release of Total War: SHOGUN 2 on the Mac will be accompanied by all the additional content packs already released for Windows. This includes the Rise of the Samurai Campaign DLC pack, which challenges players to establish Japan's first shogunate, 400 years before the events of the main game.

"Total War: SHOGUN 2 is a meticulous depiction of an exciting period in Japanese history," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "From the AI's use of authentic Samurai battle tactics to the Japanese woodcut style of the UI, every aspect of the game is rendered in evocative detail."

Pricing, system requirements and a minisite dedicated to Total War: SHOGUN 2 for the Mac will be revealed closer to the release date and available

This article was originally published on Joystiq.