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    Fall of the Samurai owners will notice a little extra in their DLC list once they have installed the game. “The Dragon War Battle Pack” is a self-contained DLC of six legendary historical battles from the Boshin War.

    In a first for the way in which we have presented historical battles in Total War, the six battles are played consecutively, and take the player through famous general Saigo Takamori’s story.

    In the future, this DLC pack will be released for original Shogun 2 players to enjoy, without requiring Fall of the Samurai. Keep an eye out for more info on that soon.

    In the meantime, here’s the lowdown on the “Dragon War Battle Pack” for those Fall of the Samurai players who will soon be getting to grips with it:

    Dragon War Battle Pack

    The Dragon War Battle Pack is included with Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall Of The Samurai, and will later become available for Shogun 2 players as DLC. It consists of six consecutively-played legendary battles from the Boshin War, depicting the campaign of Saigo Takamori.

    It is 1868, and the Tokugawa Shogunate has ruled Japan for over 250 years. Now, the dynasty’s grip is failing as revolutionary ideas and technologies from the west flood the country. The Shogun’s enemies, and even the Emperor, look to the future. Feudal clans align with the embattled Tokugawa Shogunate, or a growing Imperial movement to restore the Emperor to his traditional role as the ruler of Japan. Civil war is coming.

    Command the féted warrior Saigo Takamori and his Imperial army in this DLC battle pack. Wield the ferocious weapons of the late 1800s as you fight against the armies of the Tokugawa Shogunate, win Japan for the Emperor, and relive the War of the Year of the Dragon.

    New storytelling elements deliver an exciting tale of courage, victory and blood across six famous battlefields:

    Toba-Fushimi

    Tokugawa Yoshinobu's army is marching on Kyoto, the seat of the Japanese Emperor. Saigo Takamori's Satsuma army is outnumbered but must repel the Shogunate troops over several days.

    Osaka Castle

    Emboldened by victory at Toba-Fushimi and now flying the Emperor's banner, Takamori and his new Imperial army march on Osaka castle, the home of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

    Ueno

    Osaka Castle has been burned and the Shogun driven back to Edo which, upon Takamori's arrival, is surrendered without a fight. Troops loyal to the Shogunate have dug in at the nearby Kan’ei-ji Temple. They must be removed.

    Aizu

    The soldiers of Aizu domain have consistently supported the Tokugawa cause and form the cornerstone of northern resistance to the Emperor. Takamori must lead his force into the heart of their domain, while avoiding traps the Aizu have set for him.

    Miyako Bay

    Those that remain loyal to the Shogunate's cause have regrouped on Ezo island to the north. However, the Imperial Navy has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art ironclad warship, the Kotetsu, which forms the spearhead of an assault on Ezo. The breakaway Ezo Republic launches a naval assault in an attempt to steal the battleship.

    Hakodate

    With the raid at Miyako Bay thwarted, the Emperor's forces go on the offensive one last time, landing an army on the shores of the last Ezo stronghold, Hakodate. The Imperial army is divided, and Takamori must unite his forces in the face of strong opposition before mounting one final push to capture the last holdout, a star fort, Goryokaku.

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    Free DLC! Yay!

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    Just wonderin,if it was finished on time of FOTS release,why wasn't it included in the FOTS download ?

    Is it like a standalone mini campaign,not compat with the main game ?

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    Awesome


    Will this be free for Shogun 2 too? Or will the ones who want it for Shogun 2 have to pay for it?

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    ^^Read what he writes
    In the future, this DLC pack will be released for original Shogun 2 players to enjoy, without requiring Fall of the Samurai. Keep an eye out for more info on that soon.

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    Question still stands,why is it a seperate as a DLC ?

    If it came with the download I got tonight,would I have been able to play it without paying for FOTS ?

    I'm genuinly asking because,at the moment I'm having complete brain failure at 3am in the morning.

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    Probably free with FOTS and paid for if you only have S2?
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    Wow, this is a nice surprise ! Thank you very much Creative Assembly and SEGA of course.
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    Awesome! Thanks Craig and CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Darkelf) Temper View Post
    Just wonderin,if it was finished on time of FOTS release,why wasn't it included in the FOTS download ?

    Is it like a standalone mini campaign,not compat with the main game ?
    It is included in FotS.
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