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'Medieval: Total War' Ships

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2002 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT

Activision, Inc.'s and The Creative Assembly's dramatic and intense real time strategy game of epic warfare, Medieval: Total War has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The sequel to the award-winning Shogun: Total War places gamers in ferocious Medieval Europe and North Africa as they attempt to rewrite history through a mixture of epic battles, trade, diplomacy and resource management. Medieval: Total War for the PC has been rated "T" (Teen -- with a descriptor Blood and Violence) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Tim Ansell, Managing Director of The Creative Assembly said, "This latest episode in the Total War series sets the benchmark for the future of RTS gaming. We are extremely proud of Medieval: Total War. No other RTS comes close to its depth, detail and sheer level of entertainment."

"Medieval: Total War seamlessly blends the best elements of the turn-based and real-time genres into a game that faithfully recreates the savagery and epic scale of the medieval battlefield," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Unless you actually went back in time, Medieval: Total War is the closest you're going to get to the sights and sounds of middle-ages warfare."

Medieval: Total War allows players to take control of one of 12 European powers as they attempt to rewrite history through a mixture of epic battles, trade, diplomacy and resource management.

Featuring an incredibly powerful 3D engine, the game supports real-time 3D battles of more than 10,000 troops and over 100 unique unit types, including knights, infantry and siege engines, in terrain as varied as deserts, forest, plains and mountains. Players will utilize authentic battle strategies and tactics as they unleash their forces against medieval castles and mighty fortresses with an arsenal of battlefield weapons including long-bows, muskets, cannons and catapults that can pound castle walls and buildings to rubble.

The Creative Assembly is a leading developer of computer games for PC and console platforms. Based in Horsham, UK, The Creative Assembly are best known for their genre-defining game of epic warfare, Shogun: Total War. The follow up to this award winning title, Medieval: Total War intensifies the epic battles to cover four centuries of warfare across Europe and North Africa, featuring spectacular castle sieges to deliver the most anticipated strategy game the PC has ever seen. Fans can find out more on the entire Total War franchise at www.totalwar.com .

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $786 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com .

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