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Total War: Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai

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Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai is a downloadable content expansion for Total War: Shogun 2, concentrating on the beginning of the Samurai period in feudal Japan.


The Rise of the Samurai campaign is set 400 years before the original Shogun 2 campaign. It focuses on the Genpei War. The base game Total War: Shogun 2 is required to play the expansion.


The Rise of the Samurai pack adds;

  • 16 new land units including swordsmen, spearmen, archers, and cavalry types.
  • 4 new Hero units.
  • 10 new naval units.
  • 3 new naval special abilities.
  • 4 new agent types with their own unique skill trees
  • 1 new historical battle - Anegawa (1570).


There are 6 to choose from in Rise of the Samurai:

Clan logos
Campaign map with starting positions


Rise of the Samurai introduces a new roster of units that are simpler and more rustic then their Shogun 2 vanilla counterparts. There are XX units divided into 11 types:

Sword Infantry
Sword Attendants (ROTS Unit)
General's Bodyguard (ROTS Unit)
Heavy Infantry
Naginata Levy Garrison (ROTS Unit)
Naginata Levy (ROTS Unit)
Naginata Attendants (ROTS Unit)
Naginata Warrior Monks (ROTS Unit)
Naginata Warrior Monk Hero (ROTS Unit)
Tetsubo Warrior Monk Hero (ROTS Unit)
Onna Bushi (ROTS Unit)
Spear Cavalry
Mounted Naginata (ROTS Unit)
Missile Cavalry
Mounted Samurai (ROTS Unit)
Mounted Samurai Hero (ROTS Unit)
Onna Bushi Heroine (ROTS Unit)
Special Infantry
Fire Bomb Throwers (ROTS Unit)
Bow Infantry
Bow Levy Garrison (ROTS Unit)
Foot Samurai Garrison (ROTS Unit)
Bow Levy (ROTS Unit)
Bow Attendants (ROTS Unit)
Bow Warrior Monks (ROTS Unit)
Foot Samurai (ROTS Unit)
Heavy Ship
Attendants Large Ship (ROTS Unit)
Samurai Large Ship (ROTS Unit)
Medium Ship
Pirate Medium Ship (ROTS Unit)
Attendants Medium Ship (ROTS Unit)
Firebomb Medium Ship (ROTS Unit)
Samurai Medium Ship (ROTS Unit)
Trade Ship
Trade Ship (ROTS Unit)
Light Ship
Pirate Light Ship (ROTS Unit)
Attendants Light Ship (ROTS Unit)
Samurai Light Ship (ROTS Unit)
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