Shogun 2: Total War Receives Less Awkward Name

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Shogun 2: Total War Receives Less Awkward Name

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Sega has shaken the very foundations of the title of Shogun 2: Total War with a radically different new name. Okay, maybe it isn't that different.

I've always been fascinated by the art of titles. This is what people will forever know your game as, this is one of the first things that will catch their mind - there's a lot of pressure that goes into coming up with a videogame title. It takes a lot of guts to change a title of a game in development, too - you could be throwing away any pre-launch hype you'd built up amongst gamers who don't check news sites every day.

Of course, you could also be just switching around the order of the words in your title. According to publisher Sega, The Creative Assembly's upcoming Shogun 2: Total War is now Total War: Shogun 2.

Frankly, this change makes sense. It always felt a bit weird to see that "2" right in the middle of the title as opposed to the end. Sega says that the intention to invert the standard Total War naming convention had been around for some time, but you'd think they'd have gotten around to it for Medieval 2: Total War. Now it just looks awkward, guys!

I say Sega should just hedge its bets and settle for Shogun II: Total War: Shogun 2. When you think about it, it's really not all that much more awkward a title than the various Phoenix Wright sequels.

(Via RPS)

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NO D:

The period/empire is the first word Ž_Ž

Just make it Shogun: Total War 2.

/not-actually-that-bothered

Personally I think Total War is an awful title, because it always calls Joseph Goebbles ugly face into my mind, screaming about "totaler Krieg". ^^

So may be this change was a bit missplaced.

Ahhhh, thatīs why it took them 10 years to make the damn thing: naming issues.

I kinda liked it better the other way..?

It takes them this long to make another game and now the biggest problem is naming issues?

I predict nothing of value will be lost when the name is changed.

They changed the name?
No, impossible!

Why does this remind me of Jedi Knight? :P

Timotei:
It takes them this long to make another game and now the biggest problem is naming issues?

I predict nothing of value will be lost when the name is changed.

TheAmazingHobo:
Ahhhh, thatīs why it took them 10 years to make the damn thing: naming issues.

You know it has taken them like 4 years to make this? Their last game was Napolean.

The name change makes little sense to me now. Before it was the era first 'Shogun' itteration next '2' then the 'Total War' series.

This new change makes little to sense to me.

Sorry still gonna call it Shogun 2 Total War. Total War will always be the Subtitle to me! XD

can't wait to play it too. been having another ball with Empire: Total War \o/

I suppose it's better than Total Shogun War 2.

Lord_Panzer:
I kinda liked it better the other way..?

Definitely.

Although, I was always pulling for "2 Shoguns walk into a ba-TOTAL WAR!!!!!!!" as the title.

Why not "Shogun goes totally 2 war" ?

I dont really think that change was necessary. We get that its the 2nd Shogun in the Series, everyone knows what its about, even if they don't know the series. But well, if they want it that way..

And they didn't do this with Medieval 2: Total War because.....?

Bretty:

Timotei:
It takes them this long to make another game and now the biggest problem is naming issues?

I predict nothing of value will be lost when the name is changed.

TheAmazingHobo:
Ahhhh, thatīs why it took them 10 years to make the damn thing: naming issues.

You know it has taken them like 4 years to make this? Their last game was Napolean.

The name change makes little sense to me now. Before it was the era first 'Shogun' itteration next '2' then the 'Total War' series.

This new change makes little to sense to me.

They mean since shogun 1 came out a long time ago.

I'd say the name was a relatively minor part of the game...

Exterminas:
Personally I think Total War is an awful title, because it always calls Joseph Goebbles ugly face into my mind, screaming about "totaler Krieg". ^^

So may be this change was a bit missplaced.

Right there with ya, when I read the headlines I thought this is what they are changing for this exact same reason!!

I thought they changed it into Shotgun 2: Total War and tried to rip-off Call of Duty.

I believe the title of all their games should be "Simu, Just Give Us The Money And Nobody Gets Hurt: Total War" because they've got my wallet developing a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome.

NO! CHANGE BAD!

Eh, I'm fine with it. I don't see the big fuss on either side, it's pretty much the same name. I do get why they'd want the franchise name in front, though.

Shogun 2 war, totally

poiumty:
I thought they changed it into Shotgun 2: Total War and tried to rip-off Call of Duty.

I can't describe how facepalm-inducingly stupid that sounds, unless it's a joke. Do you have any idea how long these people have been making Total War games?

Pre-order cancelled

NNNNNNNNOOOOOOO!! What have you done Sega?! My brain can't comprehend such a big change!

OT:It makes sense. Though i liked the old title much more. Anyways, I want to buy this NOA!

Great... now they have RUINED it... and i won't stand for it.

I CAN'T buy this anymore.

But seriously: Hm? Wha?

What? The new name is kind hard to say.
I mean, they're putting the subtitle first now.

Hmmm. Oh well, I guess.

Inconceivable!!

This makes sense and should have started with Rome.

Total War is the franchise name.
Shogun is the period/era/people involved.

Total War: Rome
Total War: Medieval 2
Total War: Empire

i don't think it sounds as good, but it makes more sense.

i really liked the traditional total war naming.
I always thought that basically you could write anything and just add total war to make it a total war game. like Milk and Cookies: Total War.
French Heroism in WWII: Total War
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king: Total War

see, works every time

crazypsyko666:

poiumty:
I thought they changed it into Shotgun 2: Total War and tried to rip-off Call of Duty.

I can't describe how facepalm-inducingly stupid that sounds, unless it's a joke. Do you have any idea how long these people have been making Total War games?

You REALLY can't tell he was joking?

Amphoteric:
I'd say the name was a relatively minor part of the game...

I would disagree, the "Total War" is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of large scale RTS games. I normally wont go near an RTS unless it's made by the TW people.

Exterminas:
Personally I think Total War is an awful title, because it always calls Joseph Goebbles ugly face into my mind, screaming about "totaler Krieg". ^^

So may be this change was a bit missplaced.

WOLLT IHR DEN TOTALEN KRIEG

Thanks man, now I can never play a Total War game without hearing that one.

Also: this title change is dumb. It's still awkward as fuck, but now in a different way than the other Total Wars. Why bother at all?

Sega just go back to remaking Sonic the Hedgehog. Oh wait, You can't even do THAT right.

I think they should change it again. Here some sugestions:
Total Shogun, War 2
Total war 2 shogun
War Shogun 2 total

Less awkward? How? I mean, I could see if it was originally "Shogun 2: Total War - Takeda Shingen Really Love-Hates That Uesugi Guy In A Bad Bromance Kind Of Way And Nobunaga's Still An Arse" or something, but flipping it around just seems like a waste of time.

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