Total War: Shogun 2
The Creative Assembly produced a lovely video featuring the dulcet tones of communications director Kieran Brigden walking us through the game's ambitious new persistent multiplayer mode.
Brigden explains how avatars gain experience and progress through RPG-like skill trees, the role of special buildings on the battlefield, and Shogun 2's unusual approach to a multiplayer campaign map.
It should be noted that you can play multiplayer Grand Campaigns in Shogun 2 just like in Napoleon: Total War, for those who prefer the epic strategic side of things rather than the single RTS battles the regular online mode consists of.
Though the new multiplayer design is undeniably a big change for the franchise, I'm not a big fan of multiplayer Total War battles in Shogun 2 any more than I have been in previous Total War games -- which you can read all about in my full review of the game. If you're already a fan, check out the exclusive wallpapers we got from The Creative Assembly.