Creative Assembly and Sega are bringing their much-revered Total War series to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as well as Android devices. The publisher has given Eurogamer the scoop on the new pared down strategy game developed specifically for a touch screen interface.
It’s a simplified version of the classic Total War experience featuring real time battles in which the player swipes a finger to direct troops. There is mention of XP, resource gathering and troop upgrades but nothing about the more thoughtful, political side of the Total War games. We assume that, given the naming of this release, they’re focussing on the skirmishes.
There is a comprehensive campaign mode though, around ten hours of game time. Add to that the two player multiplayer on the same tablet and this should be a decent game from a trusted strategy developer.
Check out the screenshots below, slightly too colourful for my liking but I suppose concessions have to be made for the smaller screen and more casual crowd.