The game is a kind of stand alone follow up to 2009's Empire: Total War which takes place during the late 18th century. While some fans of the first game may have wondered why the Napoleonic Wars time period wasn't included in Empire: Total War, The Creative Assembly's Mike Simpson attempts to explain it in a new blog entry. He states, "....the level of detail required to successfully depict the Napoleonic wars is an order of magnitude greater than we were working to with Empire: Total War." He adds, " . . . it's a huge new experience and step up in quality. It should be fresh and different and interesting enough to hold their attention for many, many hours."
[Via Blue's News]
Gallery: Napoleon: Total War