Total War: Rome 2 will be released Sept. 3 worldwide on Windows PC for $59.99, and pre-order customers will receive the strategy game's first downloadable content for free, publisher Sega announced today.
Rome 2 will ship with eight playable factions, and developer The Creative Assembly announced last month that all players will be able to download a ninth, Pontus, as free day-one DLC. Pre-order players will also get the Greek States Culture Pack, which brings three additional factions into the game — Athens, Epirus and Sparta — on launch day. Each of the Greek factions offers its own units, buildings, missions, win conditions and tech tree.
Sega also announced Rome 2's Collector's Edition, which will be available only in a limited production run of 22,000 individually numbered...
Total War: Rome 2 will ship with eight playable factions, and developer The Creative Assembly will add a ninth, Pontus, as free downloadable content at launch, the studio announced today.
The Creative Assembly's community team, Craig Laycock and Will Overgard, debuted the new faction in the 12th episode of their "Rally Point" series of developer diaries, which you can watch above.
"Even though all the factions are in there and locked down, we have the flexibility," said community manager Craig Laycock, "to add some extra content in." He added, "We just thought, 'Hey, we've got the time to do it. Let's chuck it in there, and let's give it free for everyone.'"
According to Laycock and Overgard, the Pontus faction will be the first piece of free DLC for Rome 2, with the implication...
The Creative Assembly put out a walkthrough video today showing a historic battle in the upcoming Total War: Rome 2.
The battle in question is a simulation of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, wherein three entire Roman legions were ambushed and all but annihilated by united Germanic tribes. The player, as the Roman commander, must shepherd the legions through a forest path as they fend off relentless attacks and harassment, with the hopes that some soldiers will make it through the final side to safety.
As seen in the video as well as in the historical record, that task isn't easy.
Total War: Rome 2 is out for Windows PC later this year.
Total War: Rome 2's depiction of ancient history includes a recreation of the real-life Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, which is the subject of a new trailer released today by publisher Sega.
The battle took place in A.D. 9 and resulted in a terrible defeat for the Roman Empire. Arminius, who had been raised in Rome, betrayed the Roman general Varus — he united a number of Germanic tribes and ambushed the imperial army in the Teutoburg Forest, decimating the Roman Legion over the course of a three-day battle and forever halting Rome's attempted expansion into Germania.
The trailer shows off some of Rome 2's ambush cutscenes. You can check out the first gameplay footage in a trailer Sega released in September.
Total War: Rome 2 launches later this year on Windows PC.
Developer The Creative Assembly shared a new video today giving a first look at the faction of Carthage in action for Total War: Rome 2.
In "The Unmaking of Carthage" the developers highlight the game's tactical map and execution of naval and land battles, and how to conduct these two simultaneously. The team also walks players through their breakdown of the historical 149 B.C. Battle of Carthage and how it was created for the game.
Watch the video above to watch how The Creative Assembly reworked this famous battle for inclusion in publisher Sega's Total War: Rome 2.