A demo of The Creative Assembly's Total War: Shogun 2 will be released via Steam on February 22, SEGA has announced.

The demo will provide fans with a chance to tests their skills in epic land battles and on Shogun 2's new campaign map.

Players will also get to sample the brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the "Art of War". By analysing the work of Master Sun Tsu, the Creative Assembly claims to have implemented easy to understand yet deep strategic gameplay.

Total War: Shogun 2 will be available for PC on March 15 in regular and limited editions.