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Empire Campaign Video

October 23rd, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · Creative Assembly, Preview

The third of five Empire: Total War videos can be found here. It has a little more information about the campaign mode, but not much.

Which I suppose is to be expected. The campaign stuff doesn’t make for stirring video. Moving armies, clicking buttons, reading menus…This is not gameplay you would pay to see.

We do get quick looks at the maps, including the American and Indian theaters. It’s hard to judge province size, but we get a good peek at the Northeastern US at :57, the Southeastern US at 2:40 and India at 2:41. The big story is that economic warfare will play a larger role, so attacking and defending resources should be an integral part of strategy. There are agents (again) who will apparently challenge fancy wig wearing guys to duels.

I’m always glad to see more shots of the battle engine. The battles look enormous and thrilling, the sort of thing that Creative Assembly does well in its trailers. One of the best things about Medieval 2: Total War was that it took much less time to get to epic sized battles because the recruitment system was streamlined – you could recruit up to three units per city at a time instead of one. I hope they move further forward with that.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Thomas Kiley

    That is a huge campaign map if it really is from America to India…

    Also, maybe it was my misinterpretation, but did the video show building units and deploying them straight to the battle?

    I can’t wait for this game!

  • Krupo

    I understood there will be multiple campaign map “sections” for the three theatres? Will be interesting to see how that gets presented.