Sega’s new RTS Empire:Total war after all the delays will be released on march 4 in US and this time either u like it or not, You will have to install steam to play the game.
As for as system specs go, here are minimum requirements 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