The Mongol Invasion is an expansion pack for Shogun: Totalwar. This means that you will have to own the game already to play it. If you don't own the original game, you can buy a special edition, called "Shogun Totalwar: Warlords" which includes "Shogun: Totalwar" and "The Mongol Invasion" in one package.
The introduction movies now includes clips from teh movie "RAN"
A multiplayer strategy game option has been introduced
A new faction, the Mongol Hordes, involving "an entirely new dimension the game play", with a "much greater range of tactical variations."
There are 6 new victory conditions, and 3 of them are King of the hill which is capturing and holding a tactical point, Capture the enemy general's tent, and last man standing.
There are "over" 6 new unit types. You can find out more about them in the Units section.
A new unit statistic, discipline. The exact nature of this is unknown.
New buildings and upgrades for your provinces. These include a drill dojo to improve discipline and endurance, and a "strategy school" for your generals.
Better and more intuitive strategy map. It is now easier to see your building tree and watch your regions. It is possible to tell the difference between your generals and your heirs on the map. Ports and trader ships are also indicated.
There will be lakes and coastal regions in the maps.
There is a map editor
There is a scenario editor, which now allows you to choose start positions.
A new single player option, the Campaigns Of The Three Unifiers, where you get to act out the historical battles of three of the greatest Daimyos in Japanese history.
Another new single-player option. "Short" campaigns (referred to both in the interview and the press release) are a series of interconnected single battles, "they bring a real narrative/story element into the game and give you a way of diving straight into the action."
www.emptw.com is the Empire: Total War section of www.gamereplays.org. The site focuses on the mulitplayer aspect of the game, but will also provided features that will be both applicable in single and multiplayer.
On the site you will be able to post replays of your battles and our staff will give you advice to improve your gameplay. Furthermore, you will find regularly hosted and sponsored tournaments in which you can show your ETW abilities. Furthermore we will provide you with mentee/mentor programs and video commentary to battles to improve your gameplay. As additional pre-release features you receive articles covering all possible aspects of the game play.