Sega have announced that next year they will release a brand new Total War game.
Total War: Rome II returns the franchise to one of its most popular settings, Romans.
This time there is a strong emphasis on political scheming, requiring you to balance military tactics alongside maintaining loyalty of the senate and the safety of their family. However it’ll still contain the vast armies in real-time battles that fans so enjoy.
“In our 25th years of games development, it feels fitting to return to our most critically acclaimed era,” said Creative Assembly’s brand director Rob Bartholomew.
“There’s been a multi-generational leap in technology since the original game and we are ready to set another benchmark in gaming.”
“Our games have always encompassed a grand vision,” added creative director Mike Simpson “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”.
The return to Rome will definitely be a popular move with fans, with the original Rome: Total War being the high profile entry many people joined the series with.
Despite the European office closures and movements to digital, Sega have announced that Total War: Rome II will be a physical retail release.