Alexander's invasion delayed, priced

[UPDATE] Release of Rome: Total War expansion pushed back; add-on will be downloadable for $14.99, features new map based on the Great's exploits.

If the Persian Empire had this much warning of Alexander the Great's impending invasion, perhaps it would still be around. Fans of The Creative Assembly's Rome: Total War have been patiently awaiting an announcement of the Rome: Total War Alexander expansion pack. Since it was announced early last month, its release date was only the nonspecific "June."

Today, it was revealed that the expansion will be available in the very earliest portion of that nebulous date, June 1. Gamers can grab the add-on via digital download from both the Sega and Rome: Total War official Web sites for $14.99.

The expansion will focus on the legendary Macedonian king, who conquered most of the known world before he turned 30. In addition to a new campaign map, there will be six new historical battles with Alex's foes, such as the Greek and Indian armies. There will also be 60 new units and four new factions included--the Macedonians and Persians.

[UPDATE] Just a day after confirming the expansion's release date, Sega has reneged on the June 1 availability.

"Rome: Total War Alexander has been delayed," a Sega rep told GameSpot News. "Nothing wrong with the game that's causing the delay. It's just a case of one of our territories not being ready with their retail site for the game, hence we have to wait a bit to release." Sega still plans to begin digitally distributing sometime in June.

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32 comments
man5000
man5000

why can't you buy it in stores then i can play it (15 years old so can't pay to download)

alpha_company
alpha_company

Woohoo...can't wait for this to come out...:D:D:D

xkibbles
xkibbles

With this add-on, the factions will be clear over 20, anyone know the specifics?

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Sega says "Ok, here is the release date." The next day.....Sega says, "Yeah, about that release date...Yeah...ummm...it's delayed." =P

Blazer88
Blazer88

Hmm well thats not a very good reason for a full delay,..just delay it there in the territory that isn't ready

SOLID_SHARK
SOLID_SHARK

cool this game comes out on my dad's birthday, he is really a Medieval Total War player but he conquers also on Rome, me too, that game is awsome, cant wait when it comes out.

lu31605
lu31605

meh its not even a true game and its delay... sega always does that

Sealord13
Sealord13

i hope they make shogun total war 2

ubj007
ubj007

It will be a good one.

marc_man3001
marc_man3001

wish i had tha comp to run it...gonna have to upgrade O.o

irishrpgfan
irishrpgfan

Oh, well. It's still in June. We won't be waiting too long. It's only a subtle problem. Maybe it'll only be delayed for about a week...?

Bracket_man
Bracket_man

I'll have that sucker downloaded @ midnight if its up.

sigma8
sigma8

@_@ cannot wait! One of my favorite games ever. Can't wait for Medieval 2, and yeah, I hope we someday do get a Shogun 2... Or a Chinese Warfare game maybe. Maybe some Warring States period material. Also, I discovered this tip: Rome:TW doesn't like my dual-core athlon 64 X2. It performs wacky. There is a switch you can put into your boot.ini to disable the second processor. Sadly, I don't have it handy (not at home) but if you are having probs, I'd recommend googling for that switch (it's something like "/numberprocs=1" or sumtin).

adolfogomez
adolfogomez

nice!, some really nice games for the PC so far. I can get this and HL2 episode 1 for 33US... not bad.

bunty_007
bunty_007

Wow game looks good I shall go for it

Invidia_Seputus
Invidia_Seputus

*sigh* So we're supposed to pay $15 for this, when there's free mods that contain a great deal more? Better find my wallet then. =( Edit: LMAO, Macedon is a new faction, guys!

Georgefp
Georgefp

Shogun 2 :Great idea. Looking forward to Alexander expansion. Time to dust of RTW.

langrisser2005
langrisser2005

Finally what RTW fans wanted, Alexander the Great in the game.

Blazer88
Blazer88

Yeah this will be hot.And um yeah,.we don;t care that you don't have the game.

DeityCode
DeityCode

This will be an EXCELLENT addition to the Rome: TW series. This is an add-on / expansion so you will need the original ver of the game. I think this shows an outstanding commitment to the game and I have been thrilled with all the Total War games I have. I don't have Shogun...:( I CAN'T WAIT!! :lol:

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

i wish i had a good computer just for this game.

cnthomas888
cnthomas888

too bad i bought this game and my computer wont f***kin play it, somethin about a video card???

Sealord13
Sealord13

looks cool but will u need the rtw disc 2 play it?

kingofps3
kingofps3

Too bad i don't own this game.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Thats awesome Can't wait to play this. I can't wait to add this to the game. I hope it will be fun. What I really want to see is the first game come out on the PS3 and 360. Plus this would be added to it.The first was a great game and I think this one will be sweet too.