Harsh Gaming writes:
"Judging by The Creative Assembly's past games we are expecting great things of Empire: Total War. Gunpowder and the long overdue implementation of controllable naval battles should propel it to the top of the strategy heap. It smells a bit fishy when you start trawling the web. You can pick up the Special Forces Edition (with an exclusive Play.com unlock) for £34.99 delivered. This means manual, box, on-day delivery (if you pre-order it) and the option to sell it on EBay if it turns out to be tripe."