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Shogun: Total War is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics computer game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Electronic Arts.
Set in Japan during Sengoku jidai — the " Warring States " period from the 15th to the beginning of the 17th century — the game has players adopt the leader of a contemporary Japanese clan, attempt to conquer the nation and claim the position of shogun.
The turn-based aspect of the game focuses on a map of Japan where military force, religion, diplomacy, espionage and economics all influence the player's actions, whilst battles are fought in a 3D real-time mode.
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is central to the game ; its precepts are quoted often and its strategies recommended.