SYDNEY, Australia – May 24, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced the availability of the first-ever official Total War™ modding tool. The Editor, or TEd for short, enables modders to create their own custom maps for use in multiplayer and custom VS AI battles across both Shogun 2™ and its recent standalone expansion Fall of The Samurai™.
“Total War has enjoyed a strong and dedicated modding community down the years, and we want to do more to support that”, said Rob Bartholomew, Total War Brand Director. “With TEd at their fingertips, we’re expecting to see new battle-maps for Shogun 2 that will equal our own in popularity”.
TEd is a powerful tool that enables users to alter terrain type and height, and comprises libraries boasting hundreds of unique battlefield props, such as trees, buildings, railway lines and coastal batteries. Users can construct vast and intricate castles from their component pieces, sculpt beautiful rolling landscapes, and model their own unique townscapes or vivid coastal scenes for naval battles.
When a map is built, it can then be used in any custom VS AI or multiplayer battle, at which point it will be automatically shared with the player’s opponent. Experienced tacticians are now capable of building their own challenging battlefields around features such as choke-points, forests, rivers and custom deployment zones.
TEd is completely free, and accessible now to Shogun 2™ and Fall of The Samurai™ owners via the Tools section of their Steam library.