The Creative Assembly strut their turn-based strategy stuff in this launch trailer for Empire: Total War, now available for purchase via Steam.

The latest entry in the Total War series highlights the early modern period, from the 1700s to the early 1800s, allowing players to choose between twelve initially available factions (with more than 50 in total),
using their military might, politics, espionage, and economy to ensure they dominate the known world. The same deep, addictive gameplay from the previous entries returns, with the addition of real-time naval battles sweetening the deal.

Empire: total War is available now on Steam and at fine PC game purveyors everywhere.