Creative Assembly has announced Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition.
The Imperial Edition houses the game, a wall chart full of Napoleon history, a special unlock code for 10 exclusive units (online and standard edition have that bit too), and five exclusive units under the Elite Regiment bundle.
Pricing and availability for the Imperial Edition has yet to be announced for the US.
Game's out in February, and UK details on this edition are posted below the break.
LONDON (24 November, 2009) – SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that the next iteration of the critically acclaimed Total War™ series, Napoleon: Total War™ will be available in four different versions.
• Napoleon: Total War - Standard Edition. Includes the “Elite Regiment” Special Unit Pack.
• Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition. Includes Premium Packaging, A3 Poster “The Life and Battles of General Napoleon Bonaparte”, the “Elite Regiment” Special Unit Pack and the “Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars” Special Unit Pack.
• Napoleon: Total War - Digital Download (Steam Only)
• Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition (Steam Only), includes the “Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars” Special Unit Pack
UK consumers who visit GAME, Amazon or PLAY to preorder either the Standard Edition or the Imperial Edition of Napoleon: Total War will receive an exclusive elite unit, delivering a new and powerful strategic option to deploy in the name of your faction. Once the game is installed and verified by Steam, you can enter a unique code and unlock your elite unit, which will then appear in single player and multiplayer games.
In order to play Napoleon: Total War and unlock your exclusive unit you must connect to the internet to verify your game and code once during installation.
Details of the exclusive elite units are as follows:
HMS Elephant (available from GAME) is a ship of the line with an impressive broadside at close range. Good sailing qualities are secondary to the weight of broadside that she can both deliver and withstand.
Standard Edition - www.game.co.uk
Imperial Edition - www.game.co.uk
With twice as many guns as an ordinary artillery unit, the Grand Battery of the Convention (available from AMAZON) is an exceptionally strong unit. Its cannons have both a long range and tremendous killing power.
Standard edition - www.amazon.co.uk
Imperial Edition - www.amazon.co.uk
The Towarczys Lancers (available from PLAY) are a unique force in Prussian service: fast moving, and with high morale thanks to their self-belief. Trained to attack at the full gallop, their lances give them an advantage in the first few moments of hand-to-hand combat.
Standard edition - www.play.com
Imperial Edition - www.play.com
Napoleon: Total War builds on the successful Total War series by taking all the features from previous games such as full 3D land and naval battles, detailed campaign map, and an in depth diplomacy system but taking them a step further.
Napoleon: Total War releases in February 2010.