Total War: Rome 2 officially announced by Creative Assembly

The creators of the famous Total War series of grand strategy games have announced that their next project will in fact be a sequel to Rome: Total War, one of the most highly lauded strategy games ever made.

Speaking to Joystiq, Creative Assembly's communications manager Al Bickham showed off the siege of Carthage, which featured one of Rome 2's big hooks: seamless land-to-sea transitions. That is to say, Roman soldiers landed on the beach on ships, then scrambled up the beach to set up siege towers to begin the assault.

Total War: Rome 2 is still fairly early in development, and Creative Assembly is currently aiming for a 2013 release. Few details about the project are known at-present, but Bickham did say that the game wants to show the value of the individual soldier, along with a more cinematic presentation.

As expected, Total War: Rome 2 has so far only been announced for PC. 

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  • America - July 2, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    HELL FREAKING YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Markoose16 - July 2, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I've been hoping for this announcement for ages but I wish they had delayed it now the end of 2013 is so far away and IGN said it's been in development for 8 months so I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't until well into 2014 till we see this. Rome is still my favourite Total War and I hope they keep the unit variety they had where each faction was largely made up of unique units, I didn't like the sameness between factions that Empire and Shogun had.

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