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Total War Series Coming to Mobile

Not quite total.

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.

Source: Eurogamer

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21 Comments
  1. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I’m not sure what to make of it as imo, it’s not suitable for mobile gaming as most people only play mobile games for a few minutes and the battles could take up to an hour. Plus, i think this will be missing a lot of features in order to get it to run. :(

    I wonder if Total War will be ported over to the consoles at some point?

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 09:31.
    • AG2297
      Community Manager
      Since: Feb 2009

      If they bring it to consoles I doubt it would be a port, a lot of features would have to change for it to work on consoles.

      Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 10:36.
  2. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    Looks like bite sized strategy fun, I’m sold! (Though to be fair, I buy.anything Total War related…).

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 09:33.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Wondered how long it would take you to comment on this. My guess was not very long!!

      Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 10:51.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      Even a Uwe Boll Total War film? ;)

      Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 11:05.
    • YOURMUMANDME
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      I reckon they could make ‘Amish: Total War’ and you would pre-order the bugger!

      Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 12:43.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Hell yeah I would! :)

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 13:39.
      • YOURMUMANDME
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        As well as the ‘Jebediah’s Atonement’ DLC?

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 14:25.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Sold. Name a price.

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 14:38.
      • YOURMUMANDME
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Four bales of straw, two lengths of timber and a mule.

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 14:52.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Sure you don’t want my firstborn daughter as well? Going once…

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 15:24.
      • YOURMUMANDME
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Stuff her full of corn and that’s a deal!

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 15:31.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        You push a hard bargain, I need that corn to survive winter…. Deal though!

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 16:27.
  3. mugsybalone
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Mmm… lookin’ hexy.

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 09:58.
  4. Zephyre
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    If it’s priced at a couple of quid like most other games on the market then I’ll have a pop at that – looks different if nothing else

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 10:02.
  5. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I’m a Total War fan and this doesn’t appeal to me at all. I think I’ll stick to Medieval 1 & 2 and Empire.

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 10:05.
    • TheDemocrodile
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      amen to that.

      Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 11:15.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Appeals to me as it’ll be good to have a go when on the bus now and again. It’s not really attempting to be a proper Total War game, more like a spin off.

        Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 14:39.
  6. AG2297
    Community Manager
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hmmm, interesting. Not sure id buy it on a mobile platform as I really don’t game on my phone much.

    Looking forward to hearing about this Alien IP they have been working on, they’ve been advertising more jobs for it lately.

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 10:37.
  7. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Always wanted to try Total War but I’m no real fan of mobile phone gaming. Still, I’m sure it’ll sell extremely well.

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 11:37.
  8. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I love the Total War franchise. Those guys make brilliant games. I won’t be buying this however as I don’t own any of those devices!

    Comment posted on 13/03/2012 at 13:07.

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