Medieval 2: Total War Kingdoms
Genre Strategy -> RTS
Today's Rank 79
USA
Date 2007-08-28
Publisher Sega
UK
Date 2007-08-31
Publisher Sega
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms will feature 4 brand new campaigns, including an opportunity to more fully explore The New World that was unlocked toward the end of Medieval II. In the Americas campaign, players will be able to retrace the steps of Hernán Cortés in 1519, as he seeks to explore and conquer The New World. Players can earn the support of Spain and explore the mystery and riches of the New World, or take control of the Aztec or Native American factions and call on the Gods and the bravery of vast armies to see off this new threat.

Three other campaigns will offer more detailed “magnifying glass” campaigns within Great Britain, Northern Europe and the Holy Land, with many more regions than were originally shown in Medieval II. Featuring 13 new playable factions and over 150 new units, Kingdoms will allow players to control thousands of men on a single battlefield and lead them into conflict with new hero characters such as Richard The Lionheart and Saladin, each armed with new, powerful battlefield abilities. In addition, players will use moated forts to garrison vast armies or seize control of key strategic points and explore new technology trees, governed by religion and prestige.

Players can experience a bloody clash between pagans and Christians in the Northern European Teutonic Wars, or take control of one of 5 factions in the Britannia campaign when England faces war on 4 fronts as once conquered lands rise up against them. Kingdoms will also include a new expanded Crusades campaign, where players renew their fight for control of the Holy Lands, with new factions, devastating new units (such as the terrifying Greek Flame Thrower), legendary heroes and powerful holy relics.

Features:
Bigger battles with fine-tuned details.

Command massive numbers of meticulously detailed troops - all of which feature heraldic finery and the distinctive colours of medieval warfare.

New epic campaign.

Explore three continents and sail across to the Americas to confront the Aztecs on their home soil.

Greater accessibility.

Experience a faster multiplayer mode on the battlefield and keep the online conflict raging.

New settlements.

Build through six levels of settlement ranging from humble villages and vast cities to wooden forts and stone fortresses.

History in the making.

Obey the demands of the Papal States or take a stand against the Pope? The stakes are high and strategy is as critical as the sword.
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Screenshots added: 2007-05-11