Feral Interactive today confirmed that Empire: Total War™- Gold Edition will be released for the Mac on Thursday September 13th. Developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, the game is the next installment of the critically-acclaimed Total War series to be launched on the Mac.
Empire: Total War - Gold Edition places the series’ prized elements of real-time tactics and turn-based strategy against the turbulent backdrop of the 18th century. Exploring grand themes such as the Industrial Revolution, America’s struggle for independence, the race to control Asian trade routes, and the globalization of war on land and sea, the game charges players with the fortunes of a nation and challenges them to establish it as the world’s dominant power.
The Mac version of Empire: Total War - Gold Edition comprises the base game Empire: Total War and all the game updates and downloadable content, including The Warpath Campaign, where players take command of one of five Native American factions, defending their lands from invaders. It also includes four unit packs, the Special Forces Units and the Elite Units of the East, West and America.
“Empire: Total War - Gold Edition draws on rich historical source material to create a game with vast scope and astonishing depth,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.
On release, the game will support multiplayer over LAN. Feral also plans to enhance the game later in the Fall, by offering online multiplayer using Apple’s Game Center technology.
Empire: Total War - Gold Edition for the Mac will retail in North America for US $39.99, £29.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €34.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including http://www.feralinteractive.com/ and the Mac App Store. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/empire/, and trailers can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive.
Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.7.4 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.
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About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Tomb Raider: Underworld, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, Tropico 3, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, BioShock 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Borderlands, Rome: Total War, Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Fable. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm and SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. EGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com and SEGA of America’s web site is located at www.sega.com.
About The Creative Assembly
Founded in 1987 and based in Horsham, West Sussex, The Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s premier videogame developers. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTA and the Develop Industry Excellence awards. With 160 highly experienced and creative industry professionals and counting, the studio is expanding to embark on thrilling new AAA PC and console projects.
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