"Total War: Rome 2," the sequel to 2004's "Rome: Total War," will be released on Sept. 3. In the meantime, scroll down to check out the newest gameplay screenshots of "Total War: Rome 2," which is being developed by Creative Assembly.


One of the new features coming in "Total War: Rome 2" is the Province system, which helps the player manage the territories within his or her empire. Players can issue "edicts" across entire provinces, one of which includes festivities. Issuing the "festivities" edict mandates that that province entertain its citizens. Citizen happiness increases, the chance of rebellion decreases.

Pre-orders are now being accepted for "Total War: Rome 2," and they come with multiple bonuses. Read about them here.

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