Total War sequel declared

Activision's hugely successful Total War real time strategy series will return to PC this winter with Medieval 2: Total War.

The sequel comes reinforced with an enhanced campaign multiplayer mode, ramped-up graphics and the ability to field vast armies containing up to 10,000 soldiers.

Expanding the borders of the previous games in the series, Medieval 2 combines bloody European battlefields and desert sieges in the Holy Lands with the discovery of the Americas, and the fearsome Aztec warrior race.

Developer Creative Assembly has consistently turned out Total War sequels that substantially build on previous games so, with deeper siege warfare, building damage, new weapons and more than 200 new army units, Medieval 2: Total War looks set to be the only option for PC warmongers come winter.

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