The Creative Assembly and SEGA have today announced their newest addition to the Total War franchise; Rome II a sequel to the highly successful Rome: Total War. With the Romans being such a interesting period in history, Creative Assembly have left 16th century Feudal Japan to delve deeper into the history of the Romans. Asking how far would you go for Rome?
Sadly there a gameplay trailer hasn’t surfaced yet but you can watch the live action teaser trailer that they released today. However without any gameplay shown Rome II does promise to be the largest Total War to date. As well as featuring a new graphics engine that allows them to render at least a couple of soldiers on screen at once. While also allowing complete scalability so that no matter what your spec you will be able to play; we're sure there's a limit to that though.
Although with a lack of gameplay footage they have released a few screenshots from in-game to get you excited. With Creative Assembly attending and presenting at Rezzed in Brighton at the end of the week we can only hope they're looking to show us a little Rome II; as taken from the Rezzed website.
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Plus in the most recent episode of Creative Assembly's Rally Point they did state they'd be showing the next big thing of Total War so fingers crossed we get to see some gameplay.
We can expect Rome II to hit Windows at some point during 2013 as pointed out in the live action trailer.
:) seriously can't wait... this series just keeps getting better and better! wonder where they'll go next after Rome 2? Maybe by then it'll be Napoleon 2 or Medieval 3?
Hopefully Rome 2 will be brilliant and then they'll go for another period, maybe something similar Colonization and have it in the Americas? I've often wondered what a futuristic Total War would be like a well...
actually maybe the one after Rome 2 will be another Empire game... forgot about that one!