Napoleon: Total War Summary
Sega releases '15 years of Total War' retrospective video; teases Warhammer adaptation in the process
To celebrate fifteen years of Total War games, Sega has released a retrospective video that charts the course of franchise from inception to present day.
Most tantalizingly, the trailer also appears to tease the Total War: Warhammer game that developer Creative Assembly apparently has on the boil but has yet to make official.
Creatively Assembly have shipped Total War: Shogun 2 and now have the Aliens IP to work on, but that doesn't mean history gets a break from the UK studio.
Already they're digging into their next Total War chapter, which they were working on "whilst we were finishing Shogun 2", said studio director Tim Heaton.
Total War's Creatively Assembly and Football Manager's Sports Interactive are the tops for SEGA, says Europe boss Gary Dunn. Both "outperforming" their plans.
The studios are "on top of the game," and are "very integral" to SEGA profitability. CA seen as "jewel in the crown" of SEGA - has "consistent highest quality".
Modders rejoice! Creative Assembly has confirmed that they will be releasing a set of modding tools for Napoleon: Total War "in the near future".
The news came out during Strategy Informer's interview with Total War: Shogun 2's Lead Designer Jamie Ferguson, where we asked him why the relationship with the modding community had been a bit rocky recently.
Publisher SEGA will be sticking with its "three pillars" to ensure they have a "healthy and profitable" future as a "successful, medium-sized" outfit.
Their 'aces in the hole' are Football Manager, Sonic and Total War with the first two seeing releases this year. It's about "sustaining" their position.