A new Shogun game? Hmmm, interesting. I wonder how much it will differ from Milton Bradley’s Shogun.
Except for the name it looks identical. I wouldn’t be surprised as I think this is the 3rd or 4th itteration of that game now (Shogun, Samurai Swords, ???, Ikusa <- newest version).
From the games website …
It is the sixteenth century in feudal Japan, where war rages across the land. Amid the chaos and conflict, you have risen to power as one of five warlords mighty enough to conquer and control the whole empire. Your victory depends on how expertly you extend your domain while defending it from your enemies.
Send your daimyo leaders, samurai, and ashigaru warriors into battle to seize new provinces and lay siege to castles. Spend your hard-won treasury on building fortifications and bolstering your forces with ronin and ninja.
Prove the strength of your strategy, defeat your rivals, and earn the exalted title of Shogun.
The classic rules of this game have not been changed – still a challenge for any strategy board gamer.
The box and game board design have been radically improved. The game board has a new “period feel.”
All of the classic sculptures used for the figures are back with new colors.
Release Date: July 26th, 2011