E3 06: Alexander declares Total War

Sega announces digitally distributed expansion to Rome: Total War; legendary Macedonian conqueror to be focus.

More than 2,000 years ago, the Macedonian king Alexander the Great dominated the world he knew and conquered the Persian Empire before dying at the age of 33.

Next month, gamers will get to see how they stack up against one of the greatest military leaders the world has known as Sega and The Creative Assembly release Rome: Total War - Alexander, the newest expansion pack to its PC real-time strategy game.

Alexander will allow users to re-create the leader's conquests with a new campaign map and six new historical battles that attempt to re-create the conditions and tactics used in his battles with Greek, Persian, and Indian forces. The campaign adds more than 60 new units and four new factions to the game, two of which will be the Macedonians and Persians.

Over the course of the historical battles, a series of movies featuring the voice work of Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan from Flash Gordon, and the wrestling trainer from Alexander) will tell the story of Alexander and set the stage for each battle.

Sega will release Rome: Total War - Alexander next month exclusively as a digital download from the official Sega, Sega Europe, and Total War Web sites.

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53 comments
Rotad
Rotad

Nice copy and paste action am87. By the way the Sassanids are the successors.

Borungboy
Borungboy

Got to say the Rome Series to Total War have been the worst yet and I did especially feel a bit ripped off by Babarian. Especially as the AI sucked so much.

becoolman
becoolman

whooa! Medieval 2 is coming! and also this Alexander expansion for Rome Total war! ToTal War RuLEZZZ!

Mystoksor
Mystoksor

Will this be available for CD release do you think? The last digital version of a game I tried was for FEAR and the results were disastrous. Pray this will come out in CD format.

wyked_wite
wyked_wite

yea wasn't Medieval 2 suppose to come out first how cum dis 1 is comin out before Medieval 2

am87
am87

not a lot of ppl know about the persian empire beside it got beaten by Alexander war, here is what happened when the fury of Persia was unleasehed to westerneurope the reults are devistating, all the writing after this is abstructs from history jounals. and by the ay the sassanids are simply predasesors of the persians they are still persians if you didnt know that. When The Byzantine Emperor Maurice, who had placed Parvez on the Persian throne and was a dear friend to Parvez, was murdered and replaced by Phocas as emperor, Parvez declared war on Byzantium in an attempt to get revenge on the usurper. The Sassanid armies took Dara, Amida, Edesa, Hierapolis, Aleppo, Apamea, Caesarea, Damascus, and all of the surrounding cities all within eight years (605-613). Now that Parvez was inflamed with success, he had the tolerance that had once flourished within the Persian Empire since Achaemenid times undone. He declared a holy war against the Christians Following his announcement, 26,000 Jews joined his army and in 614 Jerusalem fell to the Persians. Christians were massacred, their churches burned to the ground and the True Cross carried off to Persia. In 616 the Persians captured Alexandria and by 619 all of Egypt (to the border of Ethiopia) was once again under Persian rule. In the meanwhile, another Persian army overran Asia Minor in 617 and captured Chalcedon. The Persians held the city for ten years, and were only separated from Constantinople by the Bosporus. Parvez taxed the former Byzantine provinces into destitution (which would later leave nothing to stop the Arabs from overrunning both empires), and for the first time in many years, one side was able to hold the other

correster
correster

This is going to amazing!! ive been waiting for this!!

ShotGunBunny
ShotGunBunny

This should rule, The time period of Alexander has always been one of my favorite settings.

DaemonRacer
DaemonRacer

I like the idea, goes along TW:Spartan for the consoles, but is it a free download?

bandreic
bandreic

Great! We'll have something to play till medieval 2 is realesed :D

peterzhao333
peterzhao333

Wow... I hope they make nicer units this time :D

The_Bad_Gay
The_Bad_Gay

This'd better be free... If it isn't, don't buy it guys. There are tons of user-made complete overhauls for the game already. If some 'modders' would band together they'd have an Alexander modification up in less than2 weeks and with more content, no doubt.

Hellraiser3899
Hellraiser3899

Huzzah... another game I will spend countless hours playing while shunning all that I have

ROBERTBOBBY91
ROBERTBOBBY91

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiik! this looks good, i wonder if the graphics get a boost( im making a modern war mod tis summer, got my abrams, m113s and a bunch more YEA!

lavalleema
lavalleema

I was once a "Great". But then I realized that you can't conquer Seattle - it's already been conquered, and once you conquer a place once, conquering it again kinda cancels it out. In the words of Dogbert "I shall rule with an iron paw!"

lockstock
lockstock

Yeah! Total War Kicks! Still want to hear of a change in era though, hanging round the ancient world is all too easy. Let's hear it for renaissance Europe, city states and mercenary armies.

andrewcb
andrewcb

When are they going to patch Barbarian Invasions. Grumble. If the Macedonian faction in RTW is to be of any guide, it'd be a walkover.

Nimroc
Nimroc

This is not really new info but still good. There was a short article with pictures in the march issue of the swedish PCGamer so I did wonder when they would fully announce it.

ele975
ele975

great :D but i'm more focused on Mediavel

Varsity_UK
Varsity_UK

I am Spartacus! I am Spartacus! I am Spartacus! I am Spartacus! I'M BRIAN BLESSED!

sigma8
sigma8

This sucks, i'll be 33 in a few years and i haven't conquered crap.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Hope Sega can pull it off this time around.

jds12345
jds12345

I hope they don't screw this up it could be really good

downloader_feni
downloader_feni

well, could not care less, why are they working on a second expansion, put more time for mtw2 instead.

Lost2017
Lost2017

woooohoooooo! Long Live Total War (still not better than cilvilization IV)

Lost2017
Lost2017

woooohoooooo! Long Live Total War (still not better than cilvilization IV)

Goze
Goze

Sweet... I just hope they improve on the AI of Rome: Total War.

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Why is the title Rome still there? Shouldn't it just be called Total War: Alexander? I mean, Alexander had nothing to do with Rome. Rome was nothing but a lowly village when Alexander was conquering Asia so the tilte is misleading.

EchoEcho
EchoEcho

And the most useless comment award goes to Dergy. In other news, the fact that I'm trapped on dial-up until probably sometime next year makes me sad to learn that it is download-only. Ah well, like someone else mentioned, hopefully they'll release a special edition of the game that includes the expansion.

gaggle64
gaggle64

Indian forces? Sound rocking.

dergy
dergy

hehe...fun fact about our boy alex...he was a homo. lol...no joke! but he was "bie" too. its ok thou...back 2000 years ago, the male body was worshiped for his purity while the females was lacking...pretty much in the 3rd leg department. so male bonding was actually tolerated! lol....i hope u dont choke on your cheese cake Larry

DeuxHero
DeuxHero

Alexander the great conoquered the knowen world, but he was STILL beat out by Spongebob Squarepants at the box office well if anything i hope this is better then the game based on the moive

XtReMeGaMeR4eVa
XtReMeGaMeR4eVa

Woo hoo another expansion to one of the best strategy games ever.

smbius
smbius

I hope there will be a deluxe edition of Total War with this expansion included. I still want to get this game.

acasais
acasais

woo! this is excellent news.

Beowolfo
Beowolfo

Will it be available for free to download or what :S

Kokosmakroon
Kokosmakroon

well pretty cool but it kinda smells like a marketing trick bearing in mind that Medieval 2 is on the way

doddy91
doddy91

I never really liked the Rome side of the total war series but this could good. Medieval 2 will be the best though.