Total War finally given Campaign MP

Creative Assembly's strategy is complete.

After nearly 10 years, SEGA and Creative Assembly's seminal Total War series is ready for Campaign multiplayer.

At first, integration will be rudimentary; a global beta will begin on 7th December and you'll need to sign-up for to participate. To begin with, only two human players will be able to occupy the Campaign map, either working against each other or expanding co-operatively.

The Campaign map, incidentally, is the Risk-style, turn-based portion of the game that involves building and managing settlements like in Civilization and plotting your global conquest. The Battle map is the hands-on RTS element that involves bossing your troops to glorious victory.

Six months have been spent testing Campaign multiplayer features in-house at Creative Assembly already. There are a few screenshots of the multiplayer in action in our Empire: Total War gallery.

On 7th December we'll also be treated to the Elite Units of America DLC. This adds, for 2/3, powerful new fighters to the American, British and French factions - recognisable soldiers that changed the face of history forever.

Campaign multiplayer may the missing ingredient that has prevented the Total War series being awarded a 10/10 from Eurogamer. Still, a 9/10 for every core iteration isn't a bad tally.

Head over to our Empire: Total War review to find out more.

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