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Mechstra
Banned
posted 22 August 2007 06:13 EDT (US)         
Empire: Total War is marching slowly towards us!



Relevant links:

The official site
Preview article on land combat at Gamespot
Another land combat preview at IGN
Total War Heaven Youtube channel - featuring some trailers


FAQ

1. Do we have a release date?
The game is currently scheduled to be out in February 2009.

2. How many factions will there be?
There will be 12 playable factions, all playable from the start. Currently confirmed factions are Britain, Prussia, France, Spain, America, Austria, the Dutch Republic and the Ottoman Empire. References to Peter the Great and Charles XII mean that Russia and Sweden are likely candidates as well. A CA developer has said:
We have over 50 factions in the game, and we can't create all of them in the full detail they deserve. Therefore we limit the number of playable factions, but we can't say which ones are playable just yet, simply because we haven't made a final decision. Rest assured though that all major factions (even the non-playable ones) will be represented in high detail.
3. Do we know system requirements? Will the game require Vista?
There are no released system requirements yet, but the game will run with DirectX 9.0, so Vista will not be a minimum requirement for the game. DX10 support is likely but not needed.

4. What period will the game cover?
Empire: Total War will cover the 18th century and the early 19th century.

5. What will the campaign map be?
The latest information suggests that it will include Europe, North and South America, North Africa, Central Asia, India, and Indonesia.

[This message has been edited by Kor (edited 08-27-2008 @ 05:52 AM).]

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Boetje
Legionary
posted 23 August 2008 09:58 EDT (US)     176 / 254       
i can't wait to finally have a dutch faction! my time of hanging on germania to have something near holland is over! woohoo! (ok it is not confirmed, but i mean: 17th century?! golden age! that would be "gouden eeuw", of course. And on the site it shows a dutch flag and soldier!

Yep, it's true, having no sig is boring. But so is this one. Which makes my point... relatively pointless.
Can a point be a point when it is pointless?

[This message has been edited by Boetje (edited 08-23-2008 @ 10:24 AM).]

Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 23 August 2008 10:08 EDT (US)     177 / 254       
i can't wait to finally have a dutch faction!
Same here. There's no doubt which faction I'll be playing first when/if I get the game.

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Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 23 August 2008 21:32 EDT (US)     178 / 254       
That would be the Dutch kingdom of England then?
At least you get to re-enact encounters like the battle of the Boyne.

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Polish Crusader
Legionary
posted 24 August 2008 13:13 EDT (US)     179 / 254       
Since they're going to feature the Commonwealth ... will they include the late 17th century Polish army (with those legendary Winged Hussars ), or will it just be the PLC of the Saxon monarchs, and maybe the Grand Duchy of Warsaw?

(Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just like the "classical" Commonwealth. Well, the chance to play it, to be more precise... )

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Lord_Morningstar
Legionary
posted 24 August 2008 18:04 EDT (US)     180 / 254       
I also understand that the quality of the British Army waxed and waned during the period (like the armies of most nations, I suppose). How that could be reflected in the game, though, I have no idea.
Chalupa Batman
Centurion
(id: ccsantos)
posted 25 August 2008 16:15 EDT (US)     181 / 254       
It might be too early to determine this: How many gigabytes will this series take up?

Rome Total War roughly 3-4 gigs
Medieval 2 Total War roughly 8-12 gigs (depending on expansion)
Empire Total War?? Should I buy another hard drive just for it?

As-Salaam-Alaikum
ParNOlD2
Legionary
posted 26 August 2008 19:59 EDT (US)     182 / 254       
ive noticed that the Portuguese empire ahs not been included in the first 10 playable factions and to me that makes no sense Portugal kicks ass
Danilh
Legionary
posted 26 August 2008 22:28 EDT (US)     183 / 254       
are you Portuguese, Spanish or Brazilian? Portuguese weren't as much influential in this time-frame.
Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 27 August 2008 05:56 EDT (US)     184 / 254       
Updated the opening post.
I also understand that the quality of the British Army waxed and waned during the period (like the armies of most nations, I suppose). How that could be reflected in the game, though, I have no idea.
Well, it wouldn't be unreasonable for them to enhance the impact of experience in battle, and perhaps make it decline when a unit sees no action.
After all, declining army standards typically occurred during times of peace, or when a regiment was too badly battered and got in too many raw recruits.
During times of war, armies usually improved (except when suffering too heavy losses) due to seeing action.

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Chalupa Batman
Centurion
(id: ccsantos)
posted 31 August 2008 22:37 EDT (US)     185 / 254       
I am thinking of getting this video card: Nvidia EVGA 512mb

thoughts? good enough?

As-Salaam-Alaikum
Primo
Legionary
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 05 September 2008 16:05 EDT (US)     186 / 254       
Seems like it will be good enough, considering it's an 8800, so fairly recent.

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zlack
Legionary
posted 06 September 2008 05:59 EDT (US)     187 / 254       
The period Empire covers is when the British Empire started to expand.
Can't wait to form the British Empire.
Empire Total War?? Should I buy another hard drive just for it?
They might as well sell ETW on hard disks!

Edit: Anyone else noticed how this game is becoming more and more like Civilization?

This is not a signature.

[This message has been edited by zlack (edited 09-06-2008 @ 11:15 AM).]

Bulba Khan
Legionary
(id: stormer)
posted 07 September 2008 01:21 EDT (US)     188 / 254       
I can't wait to destroy the british empire.

No, I don't realize that it is like Civilisation, it is still a TW game.

I feel the same way I did after playing Stronghold 2 for about 15 minutes, like it was my birthday and all my friends had wheeled a giant birthday cake into the room, and I was filled with hopes dreams and desires when suddenly out of the cake pops out not a beautiful buxom maid, but a cranky old hobo that just shanks me then takes $60 dollars out of my pocket and walks away saying "deal, with it".
Patpat
Legionary
posted 25 September 2008 07:06 EDT (US)     189 / 254       
I would love to buy this game. But i think i wont be able to play it because of mine's dam laptop.If i lucky enough i mayb able to play in super low graphicccc.

not again...
gazsmith6
Legionary
posted 16 October 2008 04:58 EDT (US)     190 / 254       

4. What period will the game cover?
Empire: Total War will cover the 18th century and the early 19th century.

So we can expect a Total War covering the 1st and 2nd world Wars in the future....Great!!! :-)

Fight to the death!!! Take as many of the enemy with you that you can!!!

Hell no it's just a game...... Right?
Ischenous
Legionary
posted 16 October 2008 11:28 EDT (US)     191 / 254       
I doubt it(and I wouldn't want it). The game engine surely coudn't do it as the style of warfare is different.

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Andalus
Legionary
posted 16 October 2008 11:42 EDT (US)     192 / 254       
Can you imagine TW with aircraft? And Cruise Missiles? And machine guns?

T'would be terrible.
Boetje
Legionary
posted 18 October 2008 11:20 EDT (US)     193 / 254       
shouldn't the forum desciption be changed? it still says sceluded for release in 2008.

Yep, it's true, having no sig is boring. But so is this one. Which makes my point... relatively pointless.
Can a point be a point when it is pointless?
SpartanOfShadowz
Legionary
posted 18 October 2008 20:42 EDT (US)     194 / 254       
Agreed. The release date is US February 3rd, UK February 6th
Three days before you guys! =]
I'll tell you how it is!

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Boetje
Legionary
posted 19 October 2008 02:34 EDT (US)     195 / 254       
i hate america! why do they always get things fihihuhihirst!!!

Yep, it's true, having no sig is boring. But so is this one. Which makes my point... relatively pointless.
Can a point be a point when it is pointless?
Ischenous
Legionary
posted 19 October 2008 03:40 EDT (US)     196 / 254       
Yeah and isn't the game being done here too?

Perhaps they did once and some of the Americans had tantrums so they went back to this bad system.

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Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

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zlack
Legionary
posted 19 October 2008 05:23 EDT (US)     197 / 254       
Perhaps they did once and some of the Americans had tantrums so they went back to this bad system.
This technique has been used before.
I can just picture McCain having a tantrum if he doesn't win the election.

This is not a signature.
Gallowglass
Legionary
posted 19 October 2008 05:28 EDT (US)     198 / 254       
shouldn't the forum desciption be changed? it still says sceluded for release in 2008
Didn't someone mention this before, as well?

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Andalus
Legionary
posted 19 October 2008 08:52 EDT (US)     199 / 254       
Indeed, I did.
SpartanOfShadowz
Legionary
posted 20 October 2008 12:57 EDT (US)     200 / 254       
Britain would be fun to live in. dont mean to sound racist but it's annoying that there are so many "illegal immigrants" because most people in the cities dont even speak the US language.

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