Feral Interactive gave us two announcements yesterday. First, Napoleon Bonapart, it ends up, was actually taller than your average Frenchman of his time. Second, and perhaps a bit more relevant to our readers, they’ll be releasing Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition for OS X this spring.
Developed by Creative Assembly, Napoleon: Total War is the latest in the Total War series of historical strategy games. The game combines real-time battle tactics with turn-based political strategy to immerse players in a meticulous re-creation of the Napoleonic Wars that wracked Europe in the early 19th century.
The game gives players the choice to either command Napoleon’s Grande Armée and attempt to surpass the achievements of the Little Corporal himself, or else to lead one of the Four Great Powers: Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia allied against him. In “Napoleon’s Campaigns” and the “Campaigns of the Coalition”, players must combine political cunning with military endeavor in order to lead their nation to victory across the campaign maps of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
As is often the case with games that hit the Mac behind the PC release, Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition will include the downloadable content, including The Peninsula Campaign in which Napoleon battles for control of the Iberian Peninsula against the allied forces of Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal. The OS X release will also include three unit packs: the Imperial Eagle Pack, the Coalition Battle Pack and the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars Pack.
Pricing and system requirements for Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition or the Mac will be revealed closer to the release date. Until then, why not check up on some Feral games that don’t require a wait. Can we recommend Rome: Total War – Gold Edition?