The Total War series of games has been known for its wildly in-depth single-player Campaign mode.
SEGA confirmed that the days of playing only solo are over. Fans of the series will finally be able to square off in two-player, head-to-head competition in Campaign mode, or join forces in allied, cooperative play to take on the advance of Napoleon.
“Each of the three theatres of war from Napoleon’s career – Italy, Egypt and Europe – are available out of the box in 2 player turn-based online games.”
What’s more, the multiplayer action doesn’t stop there. If you decide that you’re more partial to single-player action, but would like the occasional multiplayer challenge, you can set up a single-player campaign through Napoleon: Total War that allows for drop-in battles.
“Drop-in battles bring a fresh challenge to the single player campaign mode by allowing the players opponents to be controlled in real-time by an online adversary.”
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (January 20th, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that, for the first time in Total War™ history, the Campaign Mode in Napoleon: Total War™ will feature both single player and multiplayer modes.
This much-requested mode will allow players to experience the full depth of Napoleon: Total War in a multiplayer environment – either working to stop Napoleon’s advance, or competing against each other to better his achievements. Each of the three theatres of war from Napoleon’s career – Italy, Egypt and Europe – are available out of the box in 2 player turn-based online games.
Another exciting multiplayer option has been added to Napoleon: Total War – Drop-in Battles. When starting a Single Player Campaign in Napoleon: Total War, players are presented with an option to allow Drop-in Battles. Drop-in battles bring a fresh challenge to the single player campaign mode by allowing the players opponents to be controlled in real-time by an online adversary.
Campaign Multiplayer has been made possible for Napoleon: Total War by the immense success that the Campaign Multiplayer Beta for Empire: Total War™ proved to be. The Beta started on December 7th 2009 with over 15.000 Total War fans helping out in the testing of this new Multiplayer Mode. Feedback from consumers has been very positive, and with the BETA still ongoing, consumers can contribute to the testing of this new addition to the Total War series.
“Following all the great feedback we’ve had from our fans for the Empire Multiplayer Campaign Beta, we’re proud to announce that all three campaigns in Napoleon: Total War will be multiplayer enabled.” said Mike Simpson, Creative Director at The Creative Assembly and creator of the Total War franchise. “We’d like to thank our fans for all their support.”
Napoleon: Total War builds on the successful Total War series by taking all the features from previous games, such as the full 3D land and naval battles, the detailed campaign map, and an in depth diplomacy system by taking them a step further.
Napoleon: Total War hits shelves on 23 February 2010.