- Empire: Total War will now be released in a standard as well as 'Special Forces Edition'. The SFE will contain a printed map as well as some elite special forces units.
There is no additional information on its contents at this time. Empire: Total War is set for release on February 3rd, 2009.
Also announced was that the game would whip with 'incoporated Steamworks', which apparently is the 'Brit' way of saying it will be available on Steam.
Official Release: SEGA Europe Ltd. today announce that Empire: Total War™ will incorporate Steamworks™, a complete suite of publishing and development tools that offers PC game developers and publishers access to the game features and services available through Steam.
Steamworks will support both the retail and electronic versions of the Empire: Total War game giving players game updates, downloadable content, friend-list support and achievements. To play single-player Empire: Total War, players need only to connect to the internet once via the Steam client after installing the game.
Steamworks will serve as Empire: Total War's multiplayer backend, providing server browsing and match-making functionality, bolstering Total War's new level of commitment to multiplayer game modes and features. Further details on multiplayer...