Developer Creative Assembly and publisher SEGA have today announced that Napoleon: Total War, the upcoming grand strategy title for the PC, will have online campaign multiplayer.

Initially announced for the game’s predecessor, Empire: Total War, Napoleon’s online multiplayer will allow players to go head to head or cooperate with one another as they seek to conquer Europe.

The Creative Assembly has also announced the drop-in battle system, which allows real people to control opposing armies in a player’s singleplayer campaigns. This is something we mentioned in our hands on preview of Napoleon, last Friday.

Napoleon: Total War is due to be released in New Zealand on the 25th of February.