Sega has announced that the next Total War game from Creative Assembly, Total War: Rome II will be released on 3rd September worldwide. If you pre-order the game before its released you will get the first DLC pack for free. The DLC is called The Greek States Culture Pack and includes three new factions: Athens, Epirus, and Sparta, which can be used in all game modes. All three factions will contain unique units, buildings and much more.
Total War: Rome II Pre-order Trailer.
Total War: Rome II Collectors Edition
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There is also a collectors edition coming out which is limited to twenty-two thousand units and contains the following:
- A Numbered copy of Total War: Rome II
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 steel book case, laser-etched with your unique collector’s number in Roman numerals.
- Tabula set
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.
- Tesserae Dice
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
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
A reminder of the world you must conquer, this ribbon-tied canvas map depicts each of the 57 provinces of the Rome II campaign.
- Roman Onager
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.
The collectors edition does look pretty tempting but it does also cost about £109.99 so that’s more than double the normal edition but some of the things included look good and at least it’s not some statute or figurine that always seems to be included with these collectors editions normally. You can also use the Onager to hit your friends with small projectiles.
For Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR).
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