The lights are on
Sega is pulling back the curtain on all the things fans need to know for the next Total War entry from Creative Assembly.
Total War: Rome II will be released on September 3 worldwide. Fans who pre-order the game will get the first day-one DLC pack for free. The Greek States Culture Pack includes three new factions: Athens, Epirus, and Sparta, for use in both single- and multiplayer. All contain unique units, buildings, and traits. Check out the DLC trailer for a look at these factions in action.
Fans willing to drop some extra cash can reserve the collector's edition, which is limited to 22,000 copies. Take a look at all of the goodies below and read up on the details straight from Sega.
·Numbered copy of Total War: Rome II
o The most ambitious and expansive game in the Total War series to date, Rome II brings the statecraft, politics, intrigue, diplomacy and epic battles of the ancient world to life in thrilling detail. This version comes in a debossed Steelbook case, laser-etched with your unique collector’s number in Roman numerals.
o The Roman forerunner to Backgammon, this Tabula set comprises 30 bone-effect game pieces supplied in their own burlap drawstring bag; the board itself is built into the base of the Collector’s Edition box.
o Three replica bone-effect dice for use in a variety of games. The design is based on original Roman Tesserae, found at the archaeological site of Herculaneum.
·Total War Cards: Punic Wars
o Designed from the ground up to echo elements from Rome II, Total War Cards is a game of skill and luck for two players. Involving combat, territorial control, resource management and technological development, Punic Wars consists of 58 high-quality playing cards and a game-board printed with the Punic Wars tech-tree.
·Canvas Campaign Map
o A reminder of the world you must conquer, this ribbon-tied canvas map depicts each of the 57 provinces of the Rome II campaign.
o A complete, fully-functional Onager, or Roman siege catapult. This easy-to-assemble kit is constructed from weathered wood and steel, measures 26cm x 12cm x 12cm, and is capable of unleashing small projectiles at a variety of inanimate objects which may have affronted the glory of your empire.
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I really need to fix my gaming laptop.
This game sounds pretty cool. Too bad my PC probably won't be able to run it.
I guess you wont be able to go into the descr_strat.txt file and change the non playable to playable factions anymore. Or maybe you can and they are charging the uninformed more money, But alas that is probably a pipe dream.
i wish my computer would let me play, i hvnt played one yes medival total war
This makes me think of "The Last Centurion"
Pretty cool but collector's editions don't draw me in if there isn't a whole lot of extra, playable content.
Every time I see anything about Rome Total War 2 I almost shed a tear.. No way in hay will my computer play this(can't even play SC2). Looks so awesome! Really cool collectors addition.
Very nice. I have high hopes for this game. And expectations.
This looks really cool, I can't wait to play it! I have always enjoyed this series.
Good year for RTS , COH2 , C&C 2 , and this !!!