Combine the strength and discipline of traditional samurai warriors with explosive military innovations, such as Gatling guns, shrapnel-shooting Parrott guns and torpedoes.
Open Japan to foreign trade by supporting the shogunate, or resist western influence by backing the Emperor. Lead your own clan and use a combination of clever diplomacy, economic prowess, espionage and military force to convince others to give you their allegiance.
Carve a path into the future by researching and upgrading technologies on the civil and military tech trees, and prepare for rebellion by those who seek to stand in the way of progress.
Adapt your strategies to exploit new technologies. Build railways to move troops at lightning speed, and direct your iron-clad ships to bombard the enemy with powerful cannon from the safety of the open sea.
Build alliances and pursue rivalries in online Mac-Mac multiplayer battles and co-operative campaigns, and dominate the nineteenth-century campaign map by forming a clan and fighting others for territory in “Avatar Conquest” mode. Multiplayer is not available in versions of the game purchased from the Mac App Store.
Access additional skills with four new faction packs. Each one introduces a fresh faction for use in singleplayer and multiplayer campaigns as well as custom battle modes.