New £1.99 DLC for Total War: Shogun 2 has just been released, introducing 10 elite units for the game's various singleplayer and multiplayer game modes. These include a Bulletproof Samurai and a Marathon Monk, who sound amazing in themselves but who presumably later get together and give birth to a Seann William Scott "comedy" .
One of the nice things about being a games journalist is that very few of your co-workers have degrees relevant to their field. Instead, they have much more interesting degrees, like Rich's in Japanese History.
15:16:50: Graham: what can you tell me about the Sengoku Jidai?
15:17:41: Rich: it was the warring states period that lead to Tokugawa Ieyasu seizing power and 250 years of feudal peace?
15:18:25: Graham: Um. Are they a unit type?
15:19:27: Rich: No, the Sengoku Jidai was a period.
15:19:46: Graham: What's cool about Sengoku Jidai elite units?
15:20:33: Rich: They're new units and they're elite. Anything elite is cool.
Rich adds, "I also have a degree in what's cool."
The pack adds the Bulletproof Samurai, Marathon Monk, Hand Mortar, Heavy Gunner, Wako Raider, Mounted Gunner, Hattori clan Bandit, the Long-Yari Ashigaru, the Fire Cavalry and the Daikyu samurai. Each is available with a different clan, and you can find out details about them at the DLC's Steam store page .(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)