Despite much success in film and other industries, Roman history is a territory not often explored in the realm of video games. There have been moments, though, in which that particular stage of history has been the focal point of an intellectual property, chief among these moments being Total War: Rome, a strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA. Today, SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd. announced the return of the franchise with Total War: Rome II.
Within a campaign that spans much of the historical period, Total War: Rome II offers up a blend of turn-based action with tremendously large real-time battles. Players will be given the chance to experience the political landscape of Rome while also dealing with an assortment of smaller-scale conflicts that examine the loyalty of friends, family, and allies all from the city’s highest position of leadership.
Total War: Rome II will return users to the heyday of the world’s first superpower when it launches in 2013 for PC.