hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Rejoice, for the next Total War game is Rome II

5:00 PM on 07.02.2012 // Josh Tolentino
  @unangbangkay

Of course, you could opt to not rejoice if you were hoping for The Creative Assembly to return to a less ancient time period for its next Total War title. That said, they were well-served in going back to the series' roots with Shogun 2 (I would know!), so you can hardly blame 'em for revisiting my second-favorite Total War setting in Rome II.

The studio promises that they'll be applying the lessons they've learned from refining Shogun 2 and its Fall of the Samurai expansion and applying them on a much grander scale with Rome II. The game's signature real-time battles will now allow for simultaneous land- and sea-based combat, including amphibious invasions. Even more territories will be in play than were present the original Rome, and players won't be restricted to playing Roman factions at the start. New systems will also be in place to help players manage huge swathes of territory and head off the "province-creep" that tends to affect late-game play.

Further, the game will include deeper narrative opportunities and the ability to make consequential choices beyond the usual military-industrial dynamic, adding more "human drama" (their words) to the experience of ruling Rome (or Rome's enemies).

Check out some screenshots and concept art in the gallery. Sadly unpictured are battle elephants, though the game will have those too. I demand pictures of battle elephants!

Photo Gallery:   (you can use your arrow keys)



 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Josh Tolentino, Random Asian Contributor
 Follow Blog + disclosure unangbangkay Tips
When he's not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as News Editor for Destructoid's sister site, . Go there for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon. more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top


LET'S BECOME WEIRD NEIGHBORS - Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -