Sega have given us a new release date for the previously-delayed Empire: Total War. And some new screenshots. And, perhaps most useful of all, some system requirements to go with them.
Originally delayed from February to "March 2009", the game will now be out in the US on March 4. Interestingly, it's going to use Steam as DRM, meaning if even if you don't have/like Valve's service, you'll need to install it in order to play the game.
As for the specs, here's what you'll need as a minimum in order to play the game:
OS - XP or Vista 32
Processor - Intel 2.4ghz or equivalent
RAM - 2GB (Vista) 1GB (XP)
GPU - 256MB Card, DirectX 9.0
HDD Space - 15GB
Finally, the three new screens are below.