Medieval: Total War™ is the next in the Total War series of games developed by Creative Assembly and this time published by Activision.
Experience 400 years of medieval warfare – from the First Crusade in 1095 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The game will be set across the battlefields of Feudal Europe, North Africa and the Near East.
– 400 years of Medieval warfare – from the preaching of the first crusade in 1095 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Guide your kingdom’s fortunes through the early dominance of the Feudal Knights and Longbowmen to the emergence of gunpowder and the advent of Heavy Siege Cannons and Handguns.
Epic scale 3D battles featuring over 10000 troops in real-time 3D terrain – battle over hundreds of distinct battlefields from the lush farmlands of Western Europe to the arid deserts of Northern Africa.
– 12 playable factions – each with distinct playing styles and unique units, including: the English, German, Byzantine, French, Almohad, Italian and Turkish Empires.
Over 100 different unit types – including: Teutonic Knights, Highland Clansmen, Saracen Infantry and Bedouin Camel Warriors, English Longbowmen and hobelar.
Famous characters – including Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Saladin, William Wallace, Frederick Barbarrosa and Robin Hood.
RPG-style character development – Kings, Generals and Heirs develop vices, virtues and abilities that reflect their actions throughout the campaign.
Historical campaigns – Historically accurate campaigns, including: the Crusades, the 100 Years War and the Mongol Invasions.
Multiplayer & Online Games – Join the Total War community to crush your friends and make new enemies all over the world.
Epic-Scale 3D Battles
Epic battles with over 10000 warriors fighting at any one time!
Over 100 unique units that adopt historically accurate tactics.
Fully destructible buildings, castles and fortifications.
Improved AI with new battleplans and tactics.
Reinforcements can now be strategically deployed.
Highly detailed terrain, including: forests; deserts; mountains and plains.
Winning the game will involve learning how to get the best out of the new combinations of units.
The epic scale 3D battles in Medieval: Total War will build on and extend the technology already seen in Shogun: Total War.
- Medieval: Total War™ features spectacular real-time sieges.
- Siege Cannons and Catapults and many more ancient siege weapons can pound castle walls, towers and keeps into the dust.
- Fortresses now boast extra fortifications, including: ditches, palisades and ring walls.
- Castle towers can be upgraded to house archers, artillery and siege weapons.
- Buildings and fortifications reflect the architectural styles of three different cultures: Islamic, Byzantine and Western European.
Deep strategic gameplay
Medieval: Total War™ is also an in-depth turn-based strategy game.
In order to conquer Europe, players will need to manage the affairs of their kingdom by forging strategic alliances, creating trade routes, researching technology, constructing castles, deploying naval power, training warriors and generals and suppressing revolts.
Several new and innovative features expand and improve upon the gameplay in Shogun: Total War®.
Marriage treaties now allow a player to make his character the heir to many provinces or an entire country!
The detailed strategy map now includes the physical features of the European landscape – with battlefields able to be strategically chosen by attacking a region across different borders.
– 12 Playable Factions
Not all the factions will play in the same way. Leading the English to victory will make different strategic and tactical demands on a player’s skills than doing the same with, say, the Turks.
Each faction has its own unique mix gameplay options, units, goals, abilities, buildings, historical characters and historical great works.
Each nation has a cast of royalty, generals and governors who can not only lead armies but also develop personalities and skills over the course of their lives in the game. Royal characters are tracked for their position in the line of succession to throne. Characters will also gain a selection of quirky (and colourful) vices and virtues over time, all of which impact on their ability to lead troops or govern the peasantry
A host of new special characters, including generals and governors, princesses, bishops and cardinals, diplomats, papal envoys, heretics, witch finders, inquisitors, famous artists, and natural philosophers (scientists). These characters can trigger religious wars, negotiate treaties, create famous works of art or make incredible scientific discoveries.
These are projects that are so important they bring fame, glory and wealth to the nation or faction that undertakes them. The Glorious Achievements include, for example, magnificent buildings, such as the great Cathedrals, the Crusades, establishing an empire overseas and funding the discovery of the New World.
Multiplayer & The On-Line Community
Medieval: Total War™ is not designed to be solely a stand-alone experience.