Today Sega have announced Total War: Rome II which is a sequel to the great 2004 PC strategy game Rome: Total War. Developer Creative Assembly is again making the game which should be out next year.
Creative director Mike Simpson said: “Our games have always encompassed a grand vision 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”.
Total War: Rome II promises to be “the most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game.”
- The creators of the award-winning Total War series set a new benchmark for strategy gaming quality and depth, taking their signature mix of real-time and turn-based gameplay to new heights.
- An epic-scale turn-based campaign mode in which to plan your conquest of the known world – in any way you see fit.
- Feel the thunderous clash of battle as the Roman war-machine takes to the field in real-time combat. Tens of thousands of men collide in bone-splintering detail that you directly control.
- All-new graphics engine: see exotic ancient cities and colossal armies rendered in incredible detail, while jaw-dropping cinematic battles unfold. New unit cameras allow you to see the battle from every perspective.
- Completely scalable experience, with performance optimised for your PC or laptop. Witness the awesome scale of Total War: Rome II, no matter what your spec. (You sure about that?)
Rome: Total War II – Faces of Rome
The first trailer for Creative Assembly’s long-awaited sequel to Rome: Total War is a live action one which isn’t very reassuring.
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The game is looking good but whether it will just be like the first game with better visuals is hard to tell at the moment but seeing as Rome: Total War is arguably the best Total War game so far. I have high hopes for this game and it better be more scalable than Total War: Shogun 2 was. However it was still pretty thought and interesting to play.
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