Sengoku Jidai Receives The Mandate of Heaven

By Joe Robinson 13 Sep 2016 0

As we hinted at in our news round-up last week, Slitherine/Matrix Games has a big expansion in the works for Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun. Ok, so we’re not exactly Deepthroat here... but we get told things!

Mandate of Heaven takes Richard Bodley Scott’s Samurai Spectacular and throws it at China in the 16th & 17th Centuries. The Ming Emperor has lost the Mandate of Heaven (has he looked in his drawer?), and the whole Middle Kingdom is up for grabs. Rebellions and Invasions beset him on all sides, and not even the governors are trust-worthy.

In Matrix/Slitherine’s own words:

“The Mandate of Heaven DLC brings players of Sengoku Jidai to another "country at war". The expansion contains four dynamic historical campaigns set in the 16th and 17th centuries. These chronicle the decline of China's Ming Dynasty and its conquest by the Manchu Qing Dynasty. It also includes the Mandate of Heaven sandbox campaign that enables players to freely choose the opposing forces fighting for supremacy over the Chinese mainland and Mongolian steppes. It also includes four new factions and many new units!”

The expansion is about to enter the Beta-testing phase, so sign-ups are open for anyone who wants to help quash bugs and give crucial pre-release feedback. Also you get to play the game early for free, which is always nice.

No news on a release date, but the current rumours suggests a month with a fest(ival) in it.

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