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Total War: Rome II announced

Total War: Rome II announced

Total War fans will finally be able to go back to Rome as Total War: Rome II has been announced by SEGA and The Creative Assembly. The game is set to release next year on PC, first screens and arts inside.
Update: Added first trailer.

Press release:

Total War: ROME II™ announced

Today, we’re delighted to announce one of the most hotly-anticipated titles in our history - Total War: Rome II™ - sequel to the multi-million selling, 92% Metacritic-rated classic Rome: Total War, encompassing one of the best-known periods in world history.

Total War: Rome II™ will sink players into the dangerous political machinations of Rome’s senate, while asking them to struggle with family dilemmas and question the loyalty of ‘friends’ and allies. Leading the greatest army ever seen into battle will be just one challenge you will face at the head of the world’s first superpower.

Will you help forge an empire? Restore the Republic? Or grasp the reins of power for yourself, and assume the hated title of tyrant? Who will you conquer? Who will you betray? Who will you sacrifice?

“How far will you go for Rome?”

“Our games have always encompassed a grand vision”, said Mike Simpson, Creative Director. “But we’re now pushing that vision at both ends of the spectrum. From the immense reach of the sandbox campaign right down to the human-level drama of a single warrior on the battlefield, we’re aiming for an unprecedented level of detail and scale”.

“In our 25th year of games development, it feels fitting to return to our most critically acclaimed era”, continued Rob Bartholomew, Brand Director. “There’s been a multi-generational leap in technology since the original game and we are ready to set another benchmark in gaming.”

Total War: Rome II™ is due for release in 2013. For more information visit the new-look site at


All comments

Commented on 2012-07-02 20:21:38

Thank God it is not Industrial TW. Thank you TCA! Now please do it proud!
Commented on 2012-07-02 22:24:46
Just look at those screenshots. Damn, cant wait.
Btw. Consoles don't even have CGI movies with quality like that .
Commented on 2012-07-02 23:12:11 In reply to PolishGamer
Posted by PolishGamer
Just look at those screenshots. Damn, cant wait.
Btw. Consoles don't even have CGI movies with quality like that .
The graphics can be like the original for me as long as they don't bugger up the gameplay.

Heard an interview suggesting they might be trying to simplify the whole formula. Ot Oh.
Commented on 2012-07-02 23:20:45
Hell yes!!
Commented on 2012-07-03 00:40:53
That is a lot of dudes.
Commented on 2012-07-03 03:46:55
GOTY 2013 confirmed !!!!!!!!
Commented on 2012-07-03 11:11:18 In reply to PolishGamer
Posted by PolishGamer
Just look at those screenshots. Damn, cant wait.
Btw. Consoles don't even have CGI movies with quality like that . are joking right?
Commented on 2012-07-03 15:17:51 In reply to GFreeman
Posted by GFreeman are joking right?
Maybe the games rushed out for Superhero movies or other third tier quality of games :L
Commented on 2012-07-03 18:26:27
Sookah! That's good!
Commented on 2012-07-04 08:15:27
Hm nice. Not my type of game, but nice. Yesterday I played Ninja Gaiden on NES. THAT WAS SOMETHING...YEAAHHHH! :-)
Commented on 2012-07-05 21:46:33
Hmm, the actors are not CGI, are they? Would be astonishing if that would be possible, couldn´t tell the difference to real life...

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