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Total War: Rome 2 on the Horizon?

I rarely post game rumors. However, this one makes too much sense and appears to be backed up with some evidence. Most importantly, it’s about a game I want to play.

With the success of Shogun 2, a Rome sequel seemed inevitable, right? The rumor comes from NeoGAF, where upon a user posted a pic from an upcoming issue of PC Powerplay. (The pic above is from the original.) In fact, the current buzz is that the game will be officially announced July 6-7 at the Rezzed Expo in Brighton. All signs point to this being legit so I’m optimistic.

An updated Rome given the same treatment as Shogun 2 seems like the safe, smart choice for The Creative Assembly and gives the developer a huge canvas upon which to draw.

I’ll close with some of my favorite quotes from Ancient Rome:

“At night there is no such thing as an ugly woman.”

“Anger cannot be dishonest.”

“In wine there is truth.”

“I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.”

“Hey, are those elephants?”

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

8 thoughts to “Total War: Rome 2 on the Horizon?”

  1. Wow. I stop playing Rome: Total War 5 minutes ago to come read this. Surely a good sign from the oracles.

      1. No doubt. And I’ll probably get it. I would just like to see a new era or location, like ancient Greece. Hegemony done with the TW engine could be amazing.

        1. How about move on from Europe and Japan as a setting altogether? I would *love* to see a Total War rendition of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. That could be awesome. Or the great empires of South America or Africa.

        2. Oh don’t get me wrong I’d love a new venue, but Rome covers such a huge scope of possibilities. Depends on how they are going to design this one.

    1. New as in “abandon the Total War series” or new as in “move on from Shogun 2 DLC” ? Because the former would be quite stupid and the latter would be a logical next step.

      I would play the hell out of TW: Rome 2. That would be the one game that would make me stop playing EVE (or at least just log in to set training queue), Mount & Blade: Warband, Shogun 2 etc.

  2. Rome was always my favorite of the series. I really loved the dynastic screwing around you could do, which they took out for Medieval and has only sort of come back in S2.

    Also the map music was some of the best ever in a strategy game. I can still hear that lady singing vaguely Latin things about hedriati or whatever.

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