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Empire: Total War release dated

Empire: Total War release dated

Sega has dated Empire: Total War for release on March 4th.

Sega and Creative Assembly have now finally announced a definite release date for the latest game in the Total War series - Empire: Total War.

According to Sega, the strategy epic will be available to buy in American and Canadian stores on March 3rd, with a Steam release for the rest of the world on the main day. The game will then become available in stores across the rest of the globe, as well as on Steam for US users, a day later.

Empire: Total War is a more modern take on the Total War series, moving the action away from the times of Ancient Rome and Medieval Europe to the battlefields of the 18th Century. The game will cover the industrial revolution and War of Independence in full, with plenty of sails, steamboats and strategy for everyone.

According to Creative Assembly the developers have seen unprecedented interest in this latest game in the series, mainly due to the fact that the 18th Century has long been the most requested historical period for the game to be set in.

The news of the PC exclusive release comes not long after a short delay from Sega too, so it's glad to see the game is back on track for a Q1 2009 release.

For more information on what you can expect to see in the game, check out our hands-on preview with Empire: Total War from just before Christmas - then let us hear your thoughts in the forums.

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Prestidigitweeze 28th January 2009, 13:24 Quote
I had no idea they'd based a game series on Paul Virilio's indispensable books on speed, politics, technology and dromology.


"Virilio's predictions about 'logistics of perception' - the use of images and information in war (cf. War and Cinema, 1984) were so accurate that during the Gulf War he was invited to discuss his ideas with French military officers. While Baudrillard infamously argued that the Gulf War did not take place, Virilio argued that it was a 'world war in miniature.'"
Wonda-boy 28th January 2009, 13:28 Quote
NO!!!!

This was originally schd to be out on the 6th FEB ffs.....I am waiting for a lifetime for this game.
Baz 28th January 2009, 13:45 Quote
It'll be worth the wait.

I can't wait to teach those rebellious Americans a lesson! Rule Britannia!
Tyrmot 28th January 2009, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
It'll be worth the wait.

I can't wait to teach those rebellious Americans a lesson! Rule Britannia!

+1!
Paradigm Shifter 28th January 2009, 14:25 Quote
I'd like another Shogun: Total War... but I'll be buying this anyway, as the Total War series has always been extremely good.
DXR_13KE 28th January 2009, 14:30 Quote
i wonder if someday they will make a futuristic version of total war...
Angleus 28th January 2009, 14:35 Quote
That would be awful
Whalemeister 28th January 2009, 14:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyrmot
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Originally Posted by Baz
It'll be worth the wait.

I can't wait to teach those rebellious Americans a lesson! Rule Britannia!

+1!

+2!!!!!
Redbeaver 28th January 2009, 15:46 Quote
goddarnit!!! Dawn of War 2 in February, this in March... will I ever notice spring?? lol.... and when will StarCraft2 is out? uh huh!
mooseguy 28th January 2009, 18:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redbeaver
goddarnit!!! Dawn of War 2 in February, this in March... will I ever notice spring?? lol.... and when will StarCraft2 is out? uh huh!
Mirrors Edge coming out on PC soonish too... I can't wait :)
fathazza 28th January 2009, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Whalemeister
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrmot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz
It'll be worth the wait.

I can't wait to teach those rebellious Americans a lesson! Rule Britannia!

+1!

+2!!!!!

+3!!!!!!!!!

£25 in online shops
£40 on steam

Grrr!
impar 29th January 2009, 17:09 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by fathazza
£25 in online shops
£40 on steam
Steam is no longer a viable alternative to purchase brand new AAA games.
For Empire TW, Steam wants 49,99€ (US$65,36 - £45,65).
Vimesey 31st January 2009, 01:00 Quote
Amazon has the release date down as 27th march, anyone know why they're a bit off with their dates?
Elton 31st January 2009, 02:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Vimesey
Amazon has the release date down as 27th march, anyone know why they're a bit off with their dates?

Dunno actually.

But this is going to be awesome! Finally a chance to see 10000+ troops with guns tear each other to pieces in realism.

I still play RTW to this day.
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