SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – June 14, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that from Thursday 14 th June 6PM GMT/10AM PST until Sunday 17 th June 5PM GMT/9AM PST, the multi award-winning Napoleon: Total War™ will be free to download and play from Steam, and at the same time will be 50% off the normal purchase price.
Celebrating 197 years since the defeat of Emperor Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington, The Creative Assembly hopes to further develop Anglo-French (and Prussian) relations by allowing all gamers the chance to recreate or change history with a free Steam weekend.
From his early Italian campaign, right through to the decisive Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon: Total War™ encompasses two decades of Napoleon’s relentless battles; the backdrop is a world in flames, against which the story of an extraordinary military career unfolds.
Featuring head-to-head campaign multiplayer and optional drop-in combat against other human players, Napoleon: Total War™ also pushes the boundaries of multiplayer strategy gaming.
The full version of Napoleon: Total War™ will be available to play for free until Sunday, downloaded through Valve’s Steam service. Additionally, during this free-to-play period and up to 5PM GMT/9AM PST on Monday 18 th June, the title can be purchased for 50% less than its usual price.
About The Creative Assembly
Founded in 1987 and based in Horsham, West Sussex, The Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s most successful and established game studios. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTA and the Develop Industry Excellence awards. With nearly 200 highly talented developers and counting, the studio is expanding to embark on thrilling new triple-A console, PC and mobile projects.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® of America, Inc .:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com