Empire: Total War from The Creative Assembly and SEGA is now available via Steam.

Empire is the latest in the Total War strategy game series and the first to extensively utilize the Steamworks suite of services for both development and marketing purposes.

For multiplayer support in both the electronic and retail versions of the game, Empire: Total War leverages Steamworks for Achievements, statistics, authentication, matchmaking, and support for the Steam Community.

Empire takes the Total War franchise to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment and introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including the introduction of true 3D naval combat, new systems for Trade & Diplomacy, and much more.

Check back for our review shortly - in the meantime, we have the launch trailer available at GP Downloads (91MB)