Good news, Total War fans. SEGA has today announced that they’ll be bringing the series to mobile platforms in the form of Total War Battles: Shogun.
Developed by The Creative Assembly, Total War Battles: Shogun is a re-imagining of Total War, designed specifically for mobile platforms with a multi-touch interface.
Creative Director Mike Simpson stated:
“We’re thrilled to bring Total War’s compelling real-time battles to mobile devices. We’ve designed a fresh new interface, combat mechanics and visuals specifically for mobile platforms through the Unity engine. Players will face absorbing new tactical challenges across an extensive narrative-driven campaign, with numerous side missions to explore.”
Brand Director Rob Bartholomew added:
“This isn’t a Total War PC game experience on mobile devices. It’s a distinct, suitable, immersive and above all high-quality title that sits right for the format. Total War Battles is a new franchise for mobile gaming that inherits the high-quality strategy gaming principles from our core series, but tailored into a game mechanic that specifically fits the mobile format.”
Total War Battles: Shogun will follow the story of a bereaved young samurai whose thirst for revenge quickly embroils him in a war for control of the Shogunate. You will direct his campaign across Japan in a series of real-time battles, unlocking buildings and units and upgrading favoured troops as they progress.
The game will feature the usual tactical gameplay you’d expect from the series, including a 10-hour plus campaign, bonus challenge missions and a shared-screen head-to-head multiplayer mode. Medieval Japanese visuals will accompany quality audio in a single scalable app, ensuring the best possible experience regardless of device you play on.
Total War Battles: Shogun for iPhone and iPad hits the iTunes App Store and the Android marketplace on April 19th, 2012.