Alexander marches on PCs June 19

Expansion to Rome: Total War ready for digital download next week; add-on includes new factions, units for $14.99.

When Rome: Total War Alexander was announced for release on June 1, many PC strategy-game fans got their hopes up only to see them dashed the next day. The expansion to the popular real-time strategy game was delayed to an unspecified date in June to let some regions make sure their digital-download sites were up to snuff.

Today, representatives from Sega have confirmed that the game will be released on June 19. The add-on will only be available via digital distribution, for the price of $14.99.

Alexander adds more historical battles to the game from the point of view of the titular Macedonian king. Four new factions, including the Macedonians, Persians, and Indians, have been included, as well as more than 25 new units, such as Alexander's infamous troops.

Rome: Total War Alexander has not yet been rated but will likely carry the same T-for-Teen rating as the original Rome: Total War. For more information on the expansion, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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15 comments
walrus8303
walrus8303

I really want to see it it was just about time for a new campaign map till medieval pops out!!!

Georgefp
Georgefp

Looking forward to it alot

ymcop
ymcop

gee, that's great new. Total War series are really my favor ^.^

alpha_company
alpha_company

Why don't they make LOTR games like Total War? The LOTR games are @#$%, they suck. Very different from the great battles in LOTR the movie.

aclark24
aclark24

You just can't go wrong :-D

djwglpuppy
djwglpuppy

I hope to see a trend in expansion packs for digital download... I love iTunes but haven't had the same luck with games... Well, on the other hand... it may be bad for my pocket book if descent games become available for download :)

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Great game the first add on pack was a great one hope this one will be too. I am going to have to wait and see if Sega brings out a disk for the game do not trust buying it online then when a virus come's have to destroy the file.THen have to buy it again.

Sithlord234
Sithlord234

well,the Movie wasnt all that bad,Those Battles were very realisticaly made

XtReMeGaMeR4eVa
XtReMeGaMeR4eVa

Hopefully this expansion won't be as bad as the movie it shares it's name with lol......

AlexJ-
AlexJ-

This is great news, as I've been a fan of not only the RTS genre, but the Total War games, and have been waiting for another expansion for some time. It's also great to see how easily accesible and cheap this expansion will be. Time to get those right back up.