Feral Interactive says the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai is now available for the Mac.
Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, it’s the standalone expansion pack for Total War: SHOGUN 2, brought to the Mac by Feral earlier this year. The game is available for download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including the Feral Store, Steam and the Mac App Store.
Here’s how the game is described: “It is 1864 and Japan is under intense western pressure to open itself to foreign trade, heightening tensions between the isolationist Imperial forces and those loyal to the more outward-looking shogunate. Players will choose a side and deploy their mastery of real-time battle tactics and turn-based campaign strategy as all around them Japan hurtles into the modern age, a time of urgent political reform, dramatic social changes and rapid industrialization.”
A premium version of the game containing all additional content will be released simultaneously. Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai Collection includes four faction packs, each containing a new playable faction that is available in both campaign and custom battle modes.
The Steam version of Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai will also offer Mac-to-Mac online multiplayer battles, co-operative campaigns and ‘Avatar Conquest’ mode, in which players team up to form clans and fight alongside their allies to claim territories on a brand new campaign map set in nineteenth-century Japan.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai Collection will retail on the Mac App Store in North America for US $39.99. Prices will vary slightly for versions of the game sold via other stores. A minisite dedicated to the game is available at http://tinyurl.com/p5n4aob .
Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.9.5 or later. The game supports Nvidia 6xx series graphics cards or better, the Intel HD4000 series or better and AMD 4xxx series or better. The Intel HD 4000 requires 8GB of system RAM. A Steam account is required to access online multiplayer.