Paradox surprised some today with its announcement of Sengoku, a game based on…15th century Feudal Japan. Now, I know, Sega and CA are releasing Shogun 2 on March 15th, and it’s based on, well, the exact same time period. But that’s ok, right? I mean this period in history is fascinating stuff and if the industry can support 1,000 zombie games, 2,000 games about World War II then why can’t we have a few about rival Daimyos trying to be Shogun?
I ASSUME this is will more grand strategy like Europa Universalis without the 3D combat model of Shogun 2. Paradox is at its best when its games are more big picture rather than minute detail in terms of fighting, and taking on the budget of Shogun 2 in terms of graphics and combat models is risky, but we’ll see.
We’ll have more on this one as soon as possible. Todd is working on a new Mount & Blade Q&A so I’ll try to get some additional info on this one as well.