Prepare for Total War on March 4th

January 27, 2009

Get ready for Total War on March
3rd 2009

Release dates and minimum system
specifications for Empire: Total War announced

SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced
that the next iteration of the critically acclaimed Total War™ series, Empire:
Total War, will be shipped to stores in North America and Canada March 3rd and
available to buy in stores around the world on March 4th. In addition, customers
will be able to purchase the game as a digital download at 6:00 PM GMT on the
3rd of March, with the exception of North American and Canadian customers who
will be able to purchase a digital download at 9:00 AM GMT on the 4th of March.

Please note that all retail and
digital download copies require activation via STEAM, the leading online
platform for PC games and digital entertainment. If purchased via STEAM,
pre-loading will be available 48 hours in advance of the release date in your
territory. For more information about STEAM please visit

The minimum system specifications
for Empire: Total War are: Operating System:

  • Windows XP 32(service pack 2),
    Windows Vista 32 OS.

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core
    Intel or AMD equivalent processor.

  • System Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) 2GB
    RAM (Vista).

  • Graphics Card: 256MB DirectX 9.0c
    compatible video card (shader 2.0 or higher).

  • Sound Card: Directx9.0c compatible
    sound card.

  • Windows compatible mouse &
    keyboard. 15 GB free uncompressed hard drive space.

Empire: Total War is set in the 18th
century, a turbulent era that is the most requested by Total War’s loyal fan
base and a period alive with global conflict, revolutionary fervor and
technological advances. With themes such as the Industrial Revolution, America’s
struggle for independence, the race to control Eastern trade routes and the
globalization of war on land and sea, Empire: Total War promises to be the
richest and most dynamic PC strategy game of all time. Empire: Total War will be
released on March 3rd, exclusively for PC.

For more information about the game,
please visit