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Total War: Rome 2 adds Caesar in Gaul DLC

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Sega has announced the first full, paid expansion for strategy game Total War: Rome 2.

Caesar in Gaul recreates Rome's Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC) during which Julius Caesar's legions subjugated an area roughly covering modern-day France and Belgium. The game map also includes the south coast Britannia (England) and offers new units and battle scenarios.

Players can choose from four playable factions; the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii and Rome. Developer Creative Assembly said its research included Caesar's own writings on the conflict, Commentaries on the Gallic War.

"We've always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world," said Mike Simpson, creative director of the Total War series. "Caesar's war in Gaul is the ideal place to start. We've also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements."

Caesar in Gaul will be released on Dec. 12 for $14.99.