The Total War franchise is capable of spanning the entirety of history, but it is a return to Rome that remains the most requested direction for the strategic series to take. Following recent rumours, SEGA have now officially announced that Total War: Rome II is due to invade in 2013.
Once again under the command of The Creative Assembly, this title is being described as “the most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game.” Much is being made of this enormity of scale, with creative boss Mike Simpson also saying that:
“Our games have always encompassed a grand vision, 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”.
Despite featuring a new graphics engine capable of rendering “tens of thousands of men” in “bone-splintering detail” and new unit cameras, you will apparently be able to play the game “no matter what your spec.”
The reason for the series to once again march upon Rome was expanded upon by brand director Rob Bartholomew:
“In our 25th year of games development, it feels fitting to return to our most critically acclaimed era. There’s been a multi-generational leap in technology since the original game and we are ready to set another benchmark in gaming.”
Whilst it isn’t always the most technologically advanced side that wins a war, it is tough to imagine anything but complete PC domination for one of the most requested projects in history.
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