Total War: Shogun 2 gets a Map Editor

SEGA has announced the first-ever official Total War modding tool. The Editor, or TEd for short, enables modders to create their own custom maps for use in multiplayer and custom VS AI battles across both Shogun 2 and Fall of the Samurai.

TEd is a powerful tool that enables users to alter terrain type and height, and comprises libraries boasting hundreds of unique battlefield props, such as trees, buildings, railway lines and coastal batteries. Users can construct vast and intricate castles from their component pieces, sculpt beautiful rolling landscapes, and model their own unique townscapes or vivid coastal scenes for naval battles.

When a map is built, it can then be used in any custom VS AI or multiplayer battle, at which point it will be automatically shared with the playerís opponent. Experienced tacticians are now capable of building their own challenging battlefields around features such as choke-points, forests, rivers and custom deployment zones.

TEd is completely free, and accessible now to Shogun 2 and Fall of The Samurai owners via the Tools section of their Steam library.

I may have to take a look at it myself.