Published on July 2nd, 2012 | by Adam Vjestica0
Total War Rome 2 Announced
When In Rome
If there’s one franchise that is beloved by historians, PC owners, RTS lovers, budding tacticians and anyone who just enjoys to watch a good scrap, it has to be the Total War series. Few games can compete with the series’ epic scale and grandeur, as players recreate and even change the outcomes of historic battles.
Today, SEGA has began an agonising, yet highly anticipated wait for bedroom-based military tacticians around the world. A sequel to Rome: Total War is on its way.
Fans of The Creative Assembly’s Total War games will be ecstatic to hear that SEGA has announced Total War: Rome 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2004 classic, is due for release in 2013.
The Total War series is returning to empire-building on a grand scale with Rome 2, which will feature the series’ “most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles”. The game’s developers are working with their biggest budget yet for the series which, considering what they’ve achieved so far, is an exiting and mindboggling prospect to say the least.
Total War: Rome 2 will focus on the personal storylines and decisions of the player and key historical figures in the game, with family dilemmas and political plots playing an important part.
In the video below, Total War Lead Designer James Russell spoke to PC Gamer about the thinking behind Rome 2 and why it’ll be the biggest and most detailed Total War game to date.