Total War: Rome 2 Announced

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Good news for fans of historical military strategy games; Creative Assembly’s announced a sequel to Total War: Rome. Publisher SEGA says it’ll use a shiny new graphics engine and will offer the "most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game".

“Our games have always encompassed a grand vision,” said creative director Mike Simpson. “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 brand director Rob Bartholomew. “There’s been a multi-generational leap in technology since the original game and we are ready to set another benchmark in gaming.”

While the Total War franchise hasn’t exactly been sitting idle, this is the first one set in Rome since the 2004 original – and will have players dominate their enemies via whatever military, economic, and political means necessary. Me? I don’t quite enjoy these long, drawn out historical and political battles; they make my face sleepy – but I know quite a few ardent historians who’ll be losing weeks of sleep with this.

Total War: Rome 2 will be out for PC in 2013.

Last Updated: July 3, 2012

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