Along with these two pieces of artwork
today revealed details of retail exclusive in-game content available to those who pre-order Total War: Shogun 2
, the sixth installment of The Creative Assembly
's Total War strategy franchise. Players who pre-order at GameStop (online or in-store) will unlock and take part in The Historic Battle of Kawagoe. Set in 1545, the Battle of Kawagoe saw the Hõjõ clan launch a successful night time counter-attack against the besieging Uesugi, eschewing heavy armor and the collection of heads in favor of speed and stealth. Those who pre-order at Best Buy (in-store only) will unlock 1,000 Koku, the currency used in Total War: Shogun 2. Player’s campaigns will begin with 1,000 Koku, allowing them to purchase new buildings, train new units and upgrade their towns. Total War: Shogun 2 is due to launch on March 15th 2011.