SEGA and development house Creative Assembly have today confirmed that Total War: Rome II will be released in 2013 exclusively on PC.
The next entry to the long-running Total War series of strategy games is said to combine “the most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles yet seen in any game,” which is a mighty claim to make.
In Total War: Rome II, Creative Assembly will once again put you in a seat of Rome’s politically-charged senate, while simultaneously presenting you with challenging moral dilemmas with regards to friends, family and allies.
You’ll also be given command over “the greatest army ever seen” as you effectively take control of what SEGA calls “the world’s first superpower.”
“Will you help forge an empire? Restore the Republic? Or grasp the reins of power for yourself, and assume the hated title of tyrant? Who will you conquer? Who will you betray? Who will you sacrifice?
“How far will you go for Rome?”
You’re making us think, SEGA. You’re making us think.
Creative director on the project, Mike Simpson, said of Total War: Rome II:
“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.”
Watch the debut trailer for Total War: Rome II below (which takes a live-action form) and peruse the included pieces of artwork, too:
Rome: Total War II – Faces of Rome Live Action Trailer
Total War: Rome II – Artwork
Have you ever played a Total War strategy game? Are you looking forward to Rome II?