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Feral Interactive brings Rome: Total War™ Gold Edition to the Mac February 5th as a Feral Legends title

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Feral Interactive invites Mac gamers to take command of history’s greatest battles as it releases Rome: Total War™ Gold Edition on February 5th. Originally developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, the game will be released for the Mac under the Feral Legends label.

Rome: Total War is one of the all-time top-rated strategy games where players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their family's power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and of course, war!

Running from the late Roman Republic to early Roman Empire with campaigns ranging across Europe and North Africa, Rome: Total War offers a seamless integration of strategy and tactics that allows players to fight epic historical or fictitious battles, while plotting their path to ultimate victory.

The Gold Edition includes the official expansion pack, Barbarian Invasion. Set some 300 years later, in it players must decide whether they will save Rome from its enemies or, at the head of a Barbarian horde, fight to bring the once mighty Empire to its knees.

“The Total War series is one of the most-requested additions to Mac gaming,” said Feral Interactive’s David Stephen.“It’s a game that is superbly suited to the platform and one that will be available to all Mac owners including those with Intel MacBooks and Mac minis.”

"The Creative Assembly is delighted that Mac users will now have the opportunity to experience Rome: Total War and Barbarian Invasion" says Mike Simpson, Creative Director at The Creative Assembly, "We hope that these players will appreciate the strategy that Total War has to offer as much as our existing community."

“We are delighted to see that the Total War series has made it on to the Mac,” said Mike Simpson, studio director at Creative Assembly.

The game will retail in North America for US $29.95,?19.95 (inc VAT) in the UK and€24.95 (inc VAT) throughout Europe. It is currently available to pre-order from Feral's online store ( http://www.feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=rometw).

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.6GHz Intel Mac with 512MB RAM, 128MB graphics card, DVD drive, 5 GB of hard disk space and Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later including Mac OS X v10.6. The game supports Macs with Intel GMA processors.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for Rome: Total War Gold Edition can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feral.co.uk). Please use your assigned login recently provided to you. If you do not have a login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral Marketing/PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral interactive is a leading publisher of games for Macintosh platform founded in 1996; based in London England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Bioshock, Black&White, Colin McRae Rally Mac, Lego Star Wars II and Tomb Raider Anniversary. Feral’s complete line of products can be found online at www.feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Legends

Feral Legends is a recently announced label of Macintosh games under the Feral brand. First launched in August with the debut of Sid Meier’s Pirates!?, Legends are top quality, older titles previously un-released on the Mac. They will run on all Intel Macs including MacBooks and are sold at mid-price.

About SEGA? Europe Ltd.

SEGA? Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA? Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

About SEGA? Europe Ltd.

SEGA? Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA? Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

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Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

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