Rome 2: Total War announcement teased

The image below was taken by a reader of PCPowerPlay magazine, and it seems to tease at a reveal of Rome 2: Total War coming in the next issue of the magazine and spotted on NeoGAF by CVG.

Unfortunately, we don't have anything else to go on besides this single, relatively uncertain image. Then again, we're having trouble coming up with any other realistic ideas about what this might be. 

Sure, there are some possibilities like Pompeii 2, Grand Ages: Rome 2, Gods and Heroes 2, History Channel Great Battles of Rome 2, The Republic of Rome 2 (for all we know it's a remake of Ceasar 2) but we can't see those games being teased on the back page of a magazine.

It's much more likely that we're getting a sequel to one of the most highly rated strategy games ever made. Which is awesome. July 18 can't come soon enough.


  • LalalaRome - June 26, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    Hi Graphics from the first game! I could make this in Gimp in like a couple of minutes. Probably a fake. I hope it too. Dear CA/Sega what ever Leave your old games alone. And make new ones. Necessarily not in the future. But make something that is actually a new idea. Not going back into the trash bin to make a new game.
  • CUFCfan616 - June 25, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    I love the Roman period and I love Rome: Total War, but not sure if I'd want a remake of a game that still holds up to modern games or not. Medieval & Shogun were justified remakes due to the old game engines used, but I'd rather see something else. There's a limited selection of historical periods though I guess to make games out of. If it is a remake though, please let the ai be a worthy opponent. I.e. no sitting around while archers kill an army. I'd love to see more of the beginning of Rome though and being able to play right through the period when Barbarian Invasion played through (Basically until early Medieval periods). I don't know though, Rome is still brilliant as it is, and I prefer its interface over Empire or Shogun 2, but I guess we'll see what happens next month :D
  • Stabby_Joe - June 25, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    The last expansion to Shogun 2 was set in the late 1800s... I wouldn't much further.
  • mig000 - June 25, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    always liked medieval better than rome (mostly because i played it first) but im still going to support it as if it were any other total war game.
  • MasterBhater - June 25, 2012 5:10 p.m.

  • Markoose16 - June 26, 2012 3:58 a.m.

    My thoughts exactly.
  • Viron - June 25, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    WHY? They can move forward in history any time they want but I want them to do it now.
  • Pwnz0r3d - June 25, 2012 9:57 p.m.

    Because anything past single shot rifles would require a totally different engine. And it would be a BITCH to play. Moving 400 different squads into cover? Thats a BAD idea of micromanagement. The total war series is best served for swords, not modern warfare.

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