Live now, the latest free update for Total War™: ROME II adds the festival of Lemuria to the game and a new seasonal challenge, Nightmare Mode!
Blood & Gore brings the savagery of front-line combat to viscera-splattering life with decapitations, dismemberment and devastating impalements. Featuring hundreds of gruesome animations that play out in combat between multiple different unit types, the massed battles of Total War: ROME II will never be the same again.
Employing a more refined particle system than Shogun 2, Blood & Gore for ROME II looks and feels grittier and more brutal. Gore coats combatants, the ground will become soaked with blood, and you’ll hear every stab, slash and impact with bespoke new sound effects.
Blood & Gore is available now for ROME II on Steam for $2.99 USD. Click here for further details.
The next in a series of free content drops to ROME II is available today in an automatic update; The Seleucid Empire is now a playable faction in single-player campaign and multiplayer games.
This update includes Patch 5, delivering further performance and gameplay balancing improvements, for full patch notes please visit: http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War_ROME_II:_Patch_Notes
Also featured is Steam Workshop support and activation of the mod manager in the Total War Launcher, making the sharing and loading of mods a breeze, please visit: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=214950
Renowned for their civil engineering and city-building feats, the kings of the vast Seleucid Empire rely on expert cavalry regiments to enforce and expand their borders. This content update includes new unique Seleucid units, building and technology trees, Campaign Objectives and the Paradise of Daphne; a unique new wonder. For more details on this faction, please visit: http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War:_Rome_II_-_Seleucid_Faction
At Creative Assembly we are working flat out to fix the 2% of ROME II players reporting technical problems, it is a minority of cases but it’s a minority we remain very unhappy about and are doing all we can to get them in-game as fast as possible with the entire team working on a series of patches that will hit weekly for the immediate future.
Patch 1 is out today and fixes include adjustments to performance for certain set-ups that will improve frame rates and DX10 issues. More details on our wiki here: wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War_ROME_II:_Patch_Notes
Patch 2 is already in internal testing, and is expected to be publicly available as a beta on Monday, more news then but this patch is planned to include fixes for low-poly models viewed close-up, performance settings on certain hardware combinations and siege battle path-finding amongst other improvements.
If you are experiencing graphical issues with ROME II, a number of fixes can be found on our forums at www.totalwar.com/rome2support
Meanwhile, expert modders, including Radious, .Mitch., and more, are already releasing mods to the base game. If you’d prefer more denarii, reduced tech costs or tweaks to battle speed, check out the forums for more info.
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd. today announced that Total War: ROME II is now available to purchase on digital download and from retail stores worldwide.
This latest in the acclaimed line of strategy games charges players with creating the most incredible war machine the ancient world has ever seen. Playing either as Rome, or one of many barbarian, Greco-Roman or eastern empires arrayed against them, players must use all the military, political and mercantile power at their disposal to rule the known world.
With near half of all Total War players spending more than 50 hours on each game, ROME II attempts to feed those fans with a campaign map nearly twice the size of the previous title and 700+ individual unit types. A phenomenal development achievement for a still-growing studio in its 26th year of business.
Alongside this huge amount of sandbox strategic gameplay, Creative Assembly have announced forthcoming free and paid-for DLC in the coming months, with the intent of supporting ROME II for years to come.
“The team has pulled out all the stops,” commented Total War Creative Director, Mike Simpson, “We hope gamers really enjoy it.”
Total War™: ROME II is available for PC now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/214950/
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd. today revealed the global release date for the most keenly-anticipated Total War game yet will be September 3, 2013 across all territories on both physical and digital formats.
The game is now available for pre-order from the SEGA Store (http://download-store.sega.
Those gamers who pre-order any edition from participating retailers will receive ROME II’s first DLC for free alongside the game on release day. This first DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game: Epirus, Athens and Sparta.
These factions have their own unique units, buildings, missions and win conditions alongside a distinct tech tree and, in the case of Sparta, will present a considerable challenge to the advanced player wishing to restore the famous city state to its former glory.
The Total War™: ROME II Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single, extremely limited run; only 22,000 individually numbered copies will be manufactured. The CE contains a wealth of custom, Roman-themed games and items, bound in a leather-effect presentation box, complete with gold logo and magnetic closure, including:
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 Steelbook™ case, laser-etched with your unique collector’s number in Roman numerals.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o A reminder of the world you must conquer, this ribbon-tied canvas map depicts each of the 57 provinces of the ROME II campaign.
o 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.
A remarkable way to mark over 10 years of Total War games and Creative Assembly’s 25th Anniversary, the Total War™: ROME II Collector’s Edition is only available through selected retailers. Follow the link to pre-order from a list of participating retailers: http://www.totalwar.com/rome2_
The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome in 2013 with the hotly anticipated Total War: ROME II, setting a brand new quality benchmark for strategy gaming. Players can become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Find out more about ROME II at www.totalwar.com
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd. today announced that The Creative Assembly, creator of the multi award-winning Total War series of PC strategy games, is currently developing Total War: Rome II for PC. Encompassing one of the best-known periods in world history, Total War: Rome II will combine the most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game.
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 players will face at the head of the world’s first superpower.
Will they help forge an empire? Restore the Republic? Or grasp the reins of power for themselves, and assume the hated title of tyrant? Who will they conquer? Who will they betray? Who will they sacrifice?
How far will they 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, and to view the Rome II announcement trailer, visit www.totalwar.com/romeII.