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Dragon War Battle Pack

CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative AssemblyPosts: 1,123Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
edited April 2012 in The Archive
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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  • DenmarkRulesDenmarkRules Senior Member Behind you :OPosts: 3,175Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Free DLC! Yay!
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  • (Darkelf) Temper(Darkelf) Temper Senior Member Posts: 541Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    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 ?
  • HeirofAlexanderHeirofAlexander Senior Member Posts: 1,088Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Awesome ;)


    Will this be free for Shogun 2 too? Or will the ones who want it for Shogun 2 have to pay for it?
  • DenmarkRulesDenmarkRules Senior Member Behind you :OPosts: 3,175Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    ^^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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  • (Darkelf) Temper(Darkelf) Temper Senior Member Posts: 541Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    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.
  • Billy RuffianBilly Ruffian Moderator UKPosts: 25,754Registered Users, Moderators
    edited March 2012
    Probably free with FOTS and paid for if you only have S2?

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  • JokerJoker Senior Member Posts: 644Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Wow, this is a nice surprise ! Thank you very much Creative Assembly :) and SEGA of course.
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  • Jack DavidsonJack Davidson Senior Member Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 1,009Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Awesome! Thanks Craig and CA. :)
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  • Mark CAMark CA The Creative Assembly Posts: 44Registered Users, CA Staff
    edited March 2012
    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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  • JSjJSj Member Posts: 51Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    So, these are the same historical battles that comes with every Total War game, just ripped out and called "free DLC"? What's the point?
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,838Registered Users, Moderators
    edited March 2012
    JSj wrote: »
    So, these are the same historical battles that comes with every Total War game, just ripped out and called "free DLC"? What's the point?

    Reading the OP suggests that it's a separate DLC so that it can be included in both S2 and FotS without the requirement to buy both games.
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  • Jack Lusted CAJack Lusted CA Creative Assembly Posts: 851CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
    edited March 2012
    So, these are the same historical battles that comes with every Total War game, just ripped out and called "free DLC"? What's the point?

    The point is:
    In the future, this DLC pack will be released for original Shogun 2 players to enjoy, without requiring Fall of the Samurai.
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  • JSjJSj Member Posts: 51Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Ok, I was just fooled by the initial comments, saying things like "free DLC", and "awesome". Making the FotS historical battles also available to those who only own Shogun 2 is a good idea, but people should not get the impression that we who own FotS are getting anything extra for free. There is no "free DLC".
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,838Registered Users, Moderators
    edited March 2012
    You may argue that as a functionality of the economic system. The DLC is free in the sense, that it doesn't have a price tag. And the content is awesome.
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  • JSjJSj Member Posts: 51Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    I would argue that it is not a DLC for owners of FotS, it's just the historical battles that normally comes with all Total War games. And I doubt it will be free for Shogun 2 owners, or will it? So it will probaly get a price tag in the future.

    EDIT: I want to make clear that I am not complaining about what CA has done with the FotS historical battles. I like the new system, that you need to unlock the battles one after the other. I also like the fact that they are making these battles available to owners of Shogun 2 as a DLC.

    What I reacted against were the comments that made it sound like FotS owners were getting something extra for free.
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,838Registered Users, Moderators
    edited March 2012
    As an owner of FotS I perceive it as content for me, (be it DownLoadable Content or not). The OP, for me, clarifies why it's in the DLC tray this time.

    Edit to reply to an edit: And to be quite fair, the OP doesn't speak about "free DLC".
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  • Colonel MallardColonel Mallard Senior Member Posts: 1,044Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    JSj wrote: »
    Ok, I was just fooled by the initial comments, saying things like "free DLC", and "awesome". Making the FotS historical battles also available to those who only own Shogun 2 is a good idea, but people should not get the impression that we who own FotS are getting anything extra for free. There is no "free DLC".
    Just think of it as a tiny baby part of FotS that people who just own normal shogun 2 will later be able to purchase and play. If a dlc contains historical battles, I wouldn't complain if they were later released to the people who for some reason just want them rather than the full dlc.
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  • (Darkelf) Temper(Darkelf) Temper Senior Member Posts: 541Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Thanks for clarifying,it was early morning when I posted.

    Better to ask than to be left scratchin my head tho. =)
  • HeirofAlexanderHeirofAlexander Senior Member Posts: 1,088Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    ^^Read what he writes :)

    That only says that it will be released for Shogun 2 too. Not anything about if it costs or how much. :)
  • (J²)(J²) Member Posts: 45Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    I do not see this in my DLC list. Do I have to wait for the download to finish, or is it only for those who pre-ordered the game?

    Also I do see a DLC called 'Total War: SHOGUN 2' in my DLC list, which is a bit weird. Does anyone else have that?
  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandPosts: 8,838Registered Users, Moderators
    edited March 2012
    After the download has finished, verify integrity of the game cache.
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  • (J²)(J²) Member Posts: 45Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Okay, I will. Thanks for the quick response!
  • (J²)(J²) Member Posts: 45Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    well, I still can't see it in my DLC list, but I can play the battles, so it doesn't really matter.
  • harrowharrow Senior Member Posts: 152Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    I also cant see the Dragon War Battle Pack dlc.
    I do have access to some historical battles but I understand Dragon War Battle Pack is a different set of historical battles than is included in the original FotS release ?
  • PrussianPrussian Member Posts: 76Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    I cant see the battle pack too although I preordered fots. Nevertheless it is a great game and the last patch was great too.
  • GrudgeNLGrudgeNL Senior Member Posts: 7,012Registered Users, Cakes!
    edited March 2012
    These are just the historical battles you have in FOTS. However, the DLC itself isn't mentioned in Steam's DLC list until it's released on Steam for the shogun2 owners.
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  • JSjJSj Member Posts: 51Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    I can see it on Steam, so it should definitely be there for those who own FotS.
  • harrowharrow Senior Member Posts: 152Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    JSj wrote: »
    I can see it on Steam, so it should definitely be there for those who own FotS.

    Yeah that's what I thought!
    I have looked on steam and in game for it but to no avail?
  • JSjJSj Member Posts: 51Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    Have you looked in the right place? It's not a separate entry in the library, everything is integrated under "Shogun 2". Right click on Shogun 2, choose Properties, and then the DLC tab. Everything you own should be listed there.
  • PrussianPrussian Member Posts: 76Registered Users
    edited March 2012
    No, its not listed in there. I bought shogun 2 and all expansions when they were released but its not in there. Verified game cache but it did not help.
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