SEGA have announced that the next iteration of the critically acclaimed Total War series, Napoleon: Total War will be available in 4 different versions. It looks pretty huge, and is exactly what fans of Empire Total War have been hanging out for.
The four versions are:
Napoleon: Total War - Standard Edition. Includes the “Elite Regiment” Special Unit Pack.
Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition. Includes Premium Packaging, A3 Poster “The Life and Battles of General Napoleon Bonaparte”, the “Elite Regiment” Special Unit Pack and the “Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars” Special Unit Pack.
Napoleon: Total War - Digital Download (Steam Only)
Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition (Steam Only), includes the “Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars” Special Unit Pack
If you happen to get Napoleon: Total War from selected specialist retailers, they can receive one of the following offers:
Pre Order any Napoleon Edition at EB Games and receive a bonus HMS Elephant unit.
Receive the Grand Battery of the Convention unit when you pre order any Napoleon Edition at JB Hi Fi.
Get the Towarczys when you pre order any Napoleon Edition at GAME (who are they? Famed Prussian cavalry!)
Napoleon: Total War builds on the successful Total War series by taking all the features from previous games such as full 3D land and naval battles, detailed campaign map, and an in depth diplomacy system but taking them a step further. Napoleon: Total War releases in February 2010. So yes, you do have to wait until after Christmas. Still, that give you time to play at least one more long campaign on Empire Total War.
Here's what the official site has to say about Napoleon: Total War:
Napoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivalled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy.
Three new episodic campaigns:
Take command and lead your armies on land and sea over three campaigns: Italy, Egypt and Mastery of Europe. The seamless mix of objective-based missions and sandbox experience makes this the most complete Total War experience to date.
Napoleon features fully integrated multiplayer modes and a complete set of online functionalities: Steam achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform editor and voice communications.
All new Napoleonic battles and units:
Advanced weaponry enables new tactical options and even more exciting real-time battles on an epic scale, while the highly detailed environments and improved battlefield buildings guarantee a realistic recreation of famous historical battles.
For more information about the game, visit www.totalwar.com.