The newest Total War is also the most modern, with the game taking place in the 18th century and it includes the Americas as something significantly more than an optional discovery.  Along with this more modern era comes gunpowder troops a little more reliable than arquebusiers and cannons that have improved from bombards.  There is also greatly expanded naval control, you will be able to fight naval battles just like land battles instead of relying on the auto resolve.  Perhaps the most interesting development is the possibility of multiplayer campaigns, which we may see support for at a later date.  Drop by Gamepyre for a preview.

“Empire Total War is a very complex and difficult game. Regardless if you are in the world map or the battle map, there is always something to do in this game. Construction, troop recruiting and positioning, religion and even tax rates are some of the things that you have to manage before you can even thing about battles. As for the battles, unlike in previous Total War games now you have to face your enemies on land as well as on the seas. There are also multiple forms of government that you can implement, each with its strengths and weaknesses. This really is a very complex game but at the same time it is a blast to play.”

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