A new Total War game just launched on Steam, though there’s a small chance you’ve never heard of it. It’s called Total War Battles: Shogun, a port (well, a “re-imagining” say Creative Assembly, we’ll give them that) of an iPhone telephone videogame. That’s ‘Total War Battles‘, which you might view with as much suspicion as ‘Saved By The Bell The New Class‘ – but you’d be wrong. Total War Battles looks great, like what might happen if Popcap reversed into a Total War game and both parties apologised and then started just making out on the bonnet.
The PC version introduces loads of new features, naturally, not least of which is the widened resolution and crisper, anti-aliased, bloomifiedgraphics. Creative Assembly are keen to state that the Unity powered strategy game has been extensively reworked to include Steamworks support for achievements and leaderboards. Grabbing it for a fiver on Steam will even gift you new units in the grown-up version of Total War: Shogun 2.