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Total War: Rome II trailer takes us to Teutoburg Forest

11:00 PM on 02.28.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Who says history can't be fun?

This trailer for the impressive-looking Total War: Rome II recounts the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where Germanic tribes -- united by the son of a chieftain who was taken hostage as a child and raised in Rome -- ambushed three Roman legions. If that doesn't sound like a good setup, wait until you see what Teutoburg Forest looks like.

The battle serves as a good showcase for some of Rome II's features, including what's being referred to as a "true" line-of-sight system and ambush scenarios. Seeing such a grand game like this in action speaks for itself and often gets me the most excited, though I can still respect the work that goes into making these cinematic trailers. I hope your PC is ready.

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