Total War Battles: Shogun will be released for iPhone, iPad and Android devices on April 19, SEGA and The Creative Assembly have announced.

The game is described as a re-imagining of Total War, not a PC port, and has been designed for mobile devices with a multi-touch interface.

"We're thrilled to bring Total War's compelling real-time battles to mobile devices," said Mike Simpson, creative director. "We've designed a fresh new interface, combat mechanics and visuals specifically for mobile platforms through the Unity engine. Players will face absorbing new tactical challenges across an extensive narrative-driven campaign, with numerous side missions to explore."

"It's a distinct, suitable, immersive and above all high-quality title that sits right for the format," added brand director Rob Bartholomew. "Total War Battles is a new franchise for mobile gaming that inherits the high-quality strategy gaming principles from our core series, but tailored into a game mechanic that specifically fits the mobile format."

Total War Battles: Shogun follows the story of a bereaved young samurai whose hot-headed thirst for revenge quickly embroils him in a war for control of the Shogunate. Players will direct his campaign across Japan in a series of real-time battles, unlocking buildings and units and upgrading favoured troops as they progress.

We're promised a 10-hour plus campaign, bonus challenge missions and a shared-screen head-to-head multiplayer mode.