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Spotty Men Playing With Swords

A short Making of video for the upcoming Empire: Total War, concentrating on the mo-cap that’s going into the sword fighting. Cited influence? Sharpe. There’s only the briefest glimpse of final footage, but it certainly seems as though they’re increasing TW’s cinematic values enormously.

And what exciting music!

Games for 2008: Empire: Total War

Pewpew!
Creative Assembly’s Total War strategy series seemed like an anomaly when Shogun turned up in the summer of 2000, but now it seems like one of the defining PC games. While the previous generations have focused on ancient or Medieval battlefield combat, with a touch of castle-cribbing, Empire is set to deliver something a little more modern: the European Wars that centered on Imperial France and the adventures of hyper-aggressive pipsqueak Napoleon Blownapart.

That means there are some pretty crucial differences in how those massed brawls play out – there’s a world of muskets out there. But there;s something even more impressive to consider in your Empire building: ships. The Battle Of Trafalgar (which was basically the Britain’s finest hour pre-World War II) is just around the corner…
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