Spring Offensive - Empire: Total War™ Gold Edition hits the Mac in Spring 2012
Feral Interactive today announced that the next installment of the critically acclaimed Total War series to be launched on the Mac will be Empire: Total War™Gold Edition. Developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA® for Windows, the game will be released in the spring of this year.

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.

Players command entire fleets in real-time naval combat amid dynamic water and weather effects, where mastery of their vessels makes the difference between glorious victory and humiliating defeat. Ground warfare has also changed, with the arrival of gunpowder, muskets and accurate artillery. To triumph in this radically different environment, players must learn new formations and master new tactics.

The Mac version of Empire: Total War Gold Edition comprises the base game Empire: Total War and all the game updates, improvements and downloadable content, including The Warpath Campaign, where players take command of one of five new 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

A mini-site dedicated to the game is available at http://www.feralinteractive.com/?game=empire. A trailer is available now on Feral’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive).

Pricing and system requirements for Empire: Total War Gold Edition for the Mac will be announced closer to the release date.

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 Batman: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, Mini Ninjas, BioShock, 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.