Hello all, the Empire: Total War release date has been officially confirmed – the game will be available in stores around the world from the 4th March. In addition, it will be possible to purchase the game as a digital download from 18:00 GMT on the 3rd March, with the exception of North American and Canadian customers who will be able to purchase a digital download from 09:00 GMT on the 4th March.
You probably know already, but all retail and digital download copies require activation from Steam, so you’ll need to be connected to the Internet in order to get the game installed. For more information on this, visit www.steampowered.com.
You’ve seen the game on this website, other websites and magazines, and it looks great, but will it work on your PC? If you’ve been wondering what the minimum specifications are, we can now tell you:
Operating System: Windows XP 32(service pack 2), Windows Vista 32 OS.
Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Intel or AMD equivalent processor.
System Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) 2GB RAM (Vista).
Graphics Card: 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (shader 2.0 or higher).
Sound Card: Directx9.0c compatible sound card.
Windows compatible mouse & keyboard.
15 GB free uncompressed hard drive space.
There you have it. If your PC hasn’t got the power, then it’s probably time for an upgrade before March 4th – it’s going to be too good to miss!