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    good find. woot

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    Good news, but as far as i know all total war games have come out in November, so thats hardly surprising.
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    Become a founding father. Control the fate of the United States of America, from its revolution against the British to overcoming the challenges of a young independent nation.
    So we can take control of factions even when they do not exist at the beginning. This sounds like a potentially fantastic feature, and can only really be done in a couple of ways I can think of - either there will be an era's system, or we can pick our sides in a civil war as in MTW (). Or maybe even special start dates to include certain factions, although that seems less likely...

    As for the release date, thats good news. Not too long, and gives me the summer to catch up on the previous TW titles. Although we have heard bogus release dates before.
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    Finally, a date!


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    I like where this thread is going.

    Lets just hope it doesnt get delayed.
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    Very nice, but I would like to remind CA of one thing...
    If my mad scientist tells me that my super weapon is almost finished, but requires more testing, I will wait for him to complete the testing. No one ever conquered the world by using a beta-version.
    Take as much time as you guys need.

    PS: the screenshots so far are very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woad&fangs
    Very nice, but I would like to remind CA of one thing...

    Take as much time as you guys need.

    PS: the screenshots so far are very pretty.
    Ditto the first part. Release dates suck, finished products rock.

    I guess I should be glad so many people are willing to pay to beta test the product for me though.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire:_Total_War
    Features
    Empire: Total War will feature a new game engine as well as 3D naval battles, a feature new to the series, as well as large land battles with muskets, cavalry and artillery. Buildings and structures can be garrisoned, as well as being destructible, and there is a plethora of new formations and strategies to be mastered. The naval battles feature destructible sails, realistic cannon fire, grapeshots and boarding action. Weather effects are also a key chapter in naval battles.

    The battles on land have been given a makeover too:

    * The firing of cannons, arrows and muskets is made more realistic.
    * Music makes its way into the battlefield in the form of bagpipes, drums, fifes and trumpets.
    * Weapons may jam and misfire, and cannons can explode.
    * Generals shout orders at their troops as the regiment goes into combat or fires at enemies.
    * The battlefield becomes strewn with dead, dying and dismembered bodies. The game makes use of ragdoll physics to add to the chaos.

    A full list of confirmed features can be found in the frequently updated TotalWar.org forum summary thread.
    oh my; i'm REALLY looking forward to this.!
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    The new features about land battles seems to be only about cosmetic? I hope there'll be smtg else than "more eye candy"...

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    Default Re: Sv: November 2008

    I hope there'll be smtg else
    such as?

    seems to be plenty of additions to actual game & battle mechanics on campaign map level and battle map levels.
    modified/different game engine supposedly
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamsleath
    such as?
    AI and diplomacy.

    If those were the only two things that CA were to get right in this game, I would still probably be content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martok
    AI and diplomacy.

    If those were the only two things that CA were to get right in this game, I would still probably be content.
    Yes. I hope that "more with the AI" wil not mean "many tiny shiny things to micromange in addition" but "more options with trade and diplomacy" "AI which doesn't roll a dice in such situations" (I know it's hard), and maybe some way to switch it on and off, so that the gamer who's more into battles doesn't have to spend time on it.

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    Well better than most EA deadlines... if they go over the limit the staff will be shot with a PKM Machine Gun.

    Can someone please tell us why the majority (if not all) TW games are released in November?
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    Shogun Total War was released in June, Medieval Totalwar in August, Rome: Totalwar in September and Medieval2: Total War in May.

    A release around Christmas can be a commercial advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmel
    Good news, but as far as i know all total war games have come out in November, so thats hardly surprising.
    No November releases in TosaInu's list of total war dates.
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    I think I read somewhere that said on of the CA dev/staff/official went to Russia for some business. I wonder if it involves buying/using the engine which is use for the Age of Pirate game (by Akella) for their naval battle portion of the ETW...
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    M2TW was released November 2006.


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    yeah I remember M2TW being released just after my birthday which is in november.

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    but not all total wars are released in November. But it is smart to make it in before Christmas


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    You see?>

    a game is not only about Pretty graphics .
    its about how it is made to play .
    how units act and fight .
    and the campaign gameplay .

    for me it doesnt need to be beautyfull to be playable .
    for me a game that is great in gameplay even if the graphics are a lil outdated . is better than play a game that doesnt go well with what you waited for .



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    Sorry, M2TW was released November 2006 indeed.
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    Just this once I'd actually rather see a "when it's done" release date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFX707
    Just this once I'd actually rather see a "when it's done" release date.
    But then they might have to inject a few thousand more dollars into making sure it works.

    That would cut into profits! We can't be doing that!

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    If only they had the same quality assurance as the guys who make Duke Nukem Forever...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar
    If only they had the same quality assurance as the guys who make Duke Nukem Forever...
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    We'd never get a TW game then :P but damn it would be good!

    But we'd never see it.

    BUT IT WOULD BE EPIC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LestaT
    I wonder if it involves buying/using the engine which is use for the Age of Pirate game (by Akella) for their naval battle portion of the ETW...
    Most definetly not.

    The naval battles are entirely home grown in the CA UK Horsham office.

    The guys working on Naval Battles would be quite upset to think that they werent getting the credit they so hugely deserve.
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    A wikipedia article references the org? Let alone a thread I made

    Yayayayayay.
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    Sega.co.uk has an 'Autumn' release date, instead of 'November 2008' like Sega.com. I wonder if Empire will be released in Europe before the US?
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    I always get confused when it comes to weather patterns outside Asia. Sega UK saying game is due for an Autumn\Fall release would mean it's due for sometime around September\October right?


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