Throwing away ten years of tradition, the Total War
franchise name is finally taking its place at the front of the title. Eurogamer
reports that Shogun 2: Total War
, announced this past summer, will henceforth be known as Total War: Shogun 2
. A Sega representative explains (yes, really), "Both Creative Assembly and Sega have intended to invert the Total War
naming convention for some time ... We wanted to identify all of these as one series using a more obvious naming convention for players."
No word yet if Sega plans to retroactively fix the rest of the series' now backwards titles.