Empire Total War Preview on PC Gamer Magazine
looks at the next installment
in Creative Assembly's large-scale RTS series, which has been unveiled at the
Leipzig Games Convention. There is no official announcement or projected release
date at this point, but the preview is lengthy and quite detailed. Here's a bit:
The new 1700s-to-early-1800s setting,
with its muskets and artillery, demands new stratagems. Generals will have to
rethink their entire approach.
Total War's second rule is that battles at sea are fought silently. When great
navies clash, you're just handed the result. In Empire, that's been fixed. Add
maritime warfare to your list of required skills.
Total War's third fundamental is that you're there to paint Europe your nation's
colour, invading your neighbours from the outset, developing a giant hammer of
an army to crack open the continent.
That, too, is no longer true. Empire is about exploration and conquest, founding
colonies and fighting wars away from home. Sure, you can invade your neighbour.
But there's wealth to be had in India and the Americas.
So, Empire is an epic strategy game starting in the early 1700s, in which you
direct your nation to dominate not just Europe, but the known world. A question: