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Sega wants to give you Total War: Shogun 2 for free as a thank you for staying at home

"The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges to many of us."

In a bid to keep us safe inside and flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sega is giving away Total War: Shogun 2 from tomorrow, Monday 27th April, right up until Friday 1st May, 2020, inclusively.

The freebie - which will be available via Steam - is fully free-to-keep and coincides with a sale the publisher/developer is running at the same time which includes "selected historical Total War games and DLC".

Total War: Three Kingdoms and Rome: Total War main games, plus their DLC packs, are sadly not part of the sale.

"The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges to many of us, but the remarkable collective effort being made by the global community to overcome this moment of adversity has been truly inspirational," Sega said in a statement.

"With this in mind, we want to continue to encourage you all to stay home and save lives by extending a gift to everyone to help make this difficult situation a little bit easier."

If you've yet to dip your toe into the Total War franchise, Shogun 2 is described as an "epic homage to Feudal Japan" in which "players can recreate an iconic clash of traditional samurai culture, build vast empires from Fukushima to Hitachi, or enact cunning schemes through spy and assassin networks".

"We hope it helps make the days a little brighter," Sega added.

Cover image for YouTube videoTotal War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai footage