Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms officially announced

Sega releases details today on an upcoming expansion to the RTS sequel, revealing campaigns focused around the New World

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Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms introduces, along withfour New World campaigns, a number of additional features. Expected to release in August, the expansion also offers three additional campaigns set in Northern Europe, Great Britain and the Holy Land.

Players will be able to delve into strategy-thinking with 13 new factions and150+ new units.It will be possible tocontrol multiple armies on one map. New heroes, including Richard The Lionheart and Saladin join the fray and offer new abilities to tap.

Key strategic points throughout the campaigns can be taken control of withforts surrounded by moats, which can be garrisoned with large armies and used to research new tech treesinvolving religion and prestige.

Kingdoms will alsoadd six new multiplayer scenarios, and 20 new Custom Battlemaps. The campaigns feature a new Hotseat multiplayer mode, but the details on this new mode haven't been released yet.

April 2, 2007

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