Total War: Rome II Expansion Announced

Total War: Rome II Expansion Announced

A new campaign expansion has been announced today for Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II , which adds Caesar’s Gallic war to the campaign roster.

Caesar in Gaul offers players a “tighter scope” in terms of time and geography, and the campaign map features an expanded, more detailed vision of Gaul and the south coast of Britannia.

Players also get to choose four new factions included with this new campaign: the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, and the Belgic Nervii.

“We’ve released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for ROME II , but this is our most substantial so far,” said Mike Simpson, Creative Director of the Total War series. “We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to start. We’ve also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements.”

Here’s the list of new features that come with this new expansion, taken verbatim from this story’s press release.

  • New campaign map: The expanded map of Gaul and southern Britannia brings 18 provinces to conquer, fully detailed with resources, settlements, capitals, and new environmental effects
  • Greater focus on characters: Play through the campaign with faction-leading avatars such as Caesar and Vercingetorix
  • 24 turns per year & seasons: A shorter campaign timespan (58-51BC) means each in-game year is split into more turns. As the calendar changes, so do the seasons, bringing seasonal gameplay effects and stunning visual alterations
  • New mid-game challenge mechanics: Caesar in Gaul replaces ROME II’s civil war with different, conflict-appropriate mechanics. As barbarian players progress, they’ll begin to feel the mailed fist of Rome as heavy intervention forces are sent to Gaul. Likewise, Roman players will see the tribes rebelling and forming alliances
  • Compact, focussed multiplayer campaign: With a tighter geographic scope and faction-roster, 2-player campaigns are more focussed and less time-consuming than the full ROME II campaign
  • New historical battle: Surrounded and outnumbered, take on the role of Caesar as he fights the last desperate, decisive engagement of the Gallic War: the battle of Alesia
  • New Total War: ROME II playable factions : Alongside the factions playable in Caesar in Gaul , several playable factions are also unlocked in the full ROME II campaign: the Nervii, the Boii and the Galatians
  • New units: A raft of new battlefield units is unlocked for the Boii, the Galatians, the Nervii and the Gallic tribes, plus new auxiliary and mercenary units.

Total War: Rome II: Caesar in Gaul will be available for purchase and download on December 12  for $14.99 / £9.99 / €14.99.

Source: Press release.

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