Sega, publisher of the “Total War” and “Company of Heroes” series of RTS games, has announced a Sept. 3, 2013, release date for “Total War: Rome 2.” This is the sequel to “Rome: Total War,” a strategy game set in ancient Rome that was released in 2004.
Pre-orders for "Total War: Rome 2" are currently being accepted, with the price set at $59.95. Players who pre-order "Total War: Rome 2" will also receive for free the Greek States Culture Pack, which includes a new playable culture as well as three new playable factions: Athens, Epirus and Sparta. “Total War: Rome 2's" official site describes these factions as “diplomatic,” “shrewd” and “formidable,” respectively.
A “Collector’s Edition” of "Total War: Rome 2" is also being offered. “Total War: Rome 2 Collector’s Edition” includes a numbered copy of the game, a Tabula set (which is described as a “forerunner to backgammon”), a campaign map that depicts all 57 provinces in the “Total War: Rome 2” campaign and more. “Total War: Rome 2 Collector’s Edition” costs $154.99, plus $25 for shipping and handling. Dayum.
Does this announcement get your juices flowing? Do you plan on obsessively watching “Gladiator” until “Total War: Rome 2’s” release? What part of the game are you looking forward to most? Sound off in the comments below.
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