SEGA today announced Napoleon: Total War, the first in an all-new story driven branch of The Creative Assembly's multi award winning Total War RTS franchise.

The turn-based campaign is split into three different story-driven campaigns, telling the story of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte through his most famous battles. Aspiring generals have the chance to play as the legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte or as one of his opposing factions.

Battling through Napoleon's three biggest military campaigns, the game will take you through Italy and Egypt, narrating the early years of the fearsome commander, while the third campaign will tell the story of his fateful drive towards Moscow and, ultimately, his showdown with the Duke of Wellington at one of the most famous battles of all - The Battle of Waterloo.

"In Napoleon: Total War you get to actually be Napoleon - to face the problems he faced, to win the battles he won, and to build the Empire he built. Or better," commented Mike Simpson, Creative Director at The Creative Assembly. "However, the game allows you to step in the shoes of his opposing generals as well, allowing the player to rewrite history as they see fit."

Napoleon: Total War will also contain all the features from previous games such as the full 3D land and naval battles, the detailed campaign map, and an in depth diplomacy system and taking them a step further.

Napoleon: Total War is scheduled for release in February 2010.