While no specific North American release date was was indicated beyond the February window, the title was also slated for a February 6, 2009 debut at UK retailers. Total War is likely to hit North American retailers around that time, with Tuesday, February 3 or Tuesday, February 10 representing the most likely candidates.
Really looking forward to this one. I think the ground combat with period troops could be interesting and not as boring as real life (seeming we dont have to exactly fight the way they did). And ship combat, if its in depth as other TW games its going to be stellar.