Creative reassembly: Total War: Shogun II is coming to Mac

Total War: Shogun II

Is Shogun II still the best Total War? Total War: Rome II might have been patched within an inch of its life, but Japan has always proven a leaner, more tightly-packed muse for Creative Assembly. Perhaps it’s a simple matter of geography.

Three years on, Feral Interactive have finally ported the series high point to Mac.

Feral Interactive handled Mac versions of Rome 1 and Empire back in the day, and have since ported some very worthy strategy games to the platform: Tropico 4, XCOM and its expansion. They’re the same safe pair of hands Crystal Dynamics entrust with bringing each successive Tomb Raider to the Mac.

They reckon Shogun II represents a high point in Total War’s history, and we’re inclined to agree.

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“With strategic gameplay inspired by the Samurai code of honour and striking graphics that evoke Japanese art and landscape, Total War: Shogun II is a dramatic and detailed depiction of epic events,” write Feral. “[It’s] a unique expression of the Total War series’ magnificent heritage.”

There’s no date to know just yet – the port’s simply “coming soon”. Any of you play on a Mac as your secondary or even – gasp – primary PC?