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'Medieval: Total War' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT

Activision, Inc. and The Creative Assembly announce today that Medieval: Total War, the sequel to the award-winning Shogun: Total War, has gone gold and is on its way to manufacturing. The highly anticipated PC strategy game challenges players vie for control of Europe through epic battles of conquest that span more than 400 years of savage medieval combat.
"This latest episode in the Total War series sets the benchmark for the future of RTS gaming," said Tim Ansell, managing director, The Creative Assembly. "Medieval: Total War is the first strategy game to ever properly represent warfare on such a massive scale. The sight of 10,000 troops clashing onscreen is like nothing gamers have ever seen before."

"Medieval: Total War puts the brutal conflict and violent social upheaval of the middle-ages center stage on the player's screen," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "The game's epic scope and design innovations mark Medieval: Total War as the next major milestone in the RTS genre."

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 more than 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 battle-field weapons including long-bows, muskets, cannons and catapults which 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.

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.

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