Napoleon: Total War Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2009 7:53am PDT The Creative Assembly will kick off a new story-driven branch of its PC strategy series 'Total War' with a game focused on Napoleon Bonaparte, owner Sega announced today.

Napoleon: Total War will tell the Emperor of the French's tale in three individual campaigns, from his early conflicts in Italy and Egypt, through his assaults on Russia, finally leading to the Battle of Waterloo, where, my my, Napoleon did surrender.

Interestingly, Creative Assembly reveals that, "The game allows you to step in the shoes of his opposing generals as well, allowing the player to rewrite history as they see fit."

Improvements over the previous instalment, Empire: Total War, are promised in several areas, including both land and naval battles, the diplomacy system and campaign map.

Click on through for a cinematic trailer starring the Frenchman himself.

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