SEGA of America has revealed that Napoleon: Total War from The Creative Assembly is currently deep into development and set for a first-quarter 2010 release.
The main storyline in this RTS is divided into three parts, and it will have players taking on the role as Napoleon Bonaparte, conquering his way across Europe and North Africa on both land and sea, until his historic loss to the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.
Naturally, players can also try to thwart the legendary leader’s advance by marshalling troops on the other side of the battlefield as one of the many generals that confronted Napoleon – rewriting history with every victory.
August 19th, 2009 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Napoleon: Total War, the first in an all-new story driven branch of The Creative Assembly’s multi-award winning Total War RTS franchise. Napoleon: Total War will keep the franchise’s genre-leading 3D battles on both land and sea. The turn-based campaign is split into three different story-driven campaigns, telling the story of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte through his most famous battles.
In Napoleon: Total War, aspiring generals have the opportunity to play as the legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte or as opposing forces. Battling through Napoleon’s three biggest military campaigns, the game will take you through Italy and Egypt, narrating the early years of the fearsome commander, while the third campaign will tell the story of his fateful drive towards Moscow and, ultimately, his showdown with the Duke of Wellington at one of the most famous battles of all – The Battle of Waterloo.
“In Napoleon: Total War you get to actually be Napoleon – to face the problems he faced, to win the battles he won, and to build the Empire he built. Or better,” commented Mike Simpson, Creative Director at The Creative Assembly and father of the Total War franchise. “However, 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.”
Napoleon: Total War expands 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 and expanding it even further.
Napoleon: Total War hits shelves in first quarter 2010.