Sega and deep PC strategy games may not seem like the most ideal of bedfellows, particularly for those of us who grew up in the 16 and 32 bit days, when Sega produced the best arcade games around. Since 2005 however, they have been the proud parents of British developers Creative Assembly, who are best known for their Total War series, and today they announced that a sequel to the popular Total War game based on Ancient Rome will be heading to the PC next year.
Total War: Rome II will again mix battlefield strategy with behind the scenes politics, as you strive to become the most powerful family in Italy. An almost board-game like turn based mode will punctuate the most realistic and visceral battles on PC as you command all kinds of troops – from cavalry and foot soldiers to deadly war machines. Naval battles are also promised in a first for the game.
“Our games have always encompassed a grand vision,” said Mike Simpson, Creative Director. “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.”
“In our 25th year of games development, it feels fitting to return to our most critically acclaimed era,” continued Rob Bartholomew, Brand Director. “There’s been a multi-generational leap in technology since the original game and we are ready to set another benchmark in gaming.”
No doubt the game will stun strategy lovers when it arrives next year, but are you guys interested or you would you prefer to be getting up close and personal with your spear-wielding enemies? Let us know below.