Total War: Rome II dated for September

Creative Assembly's strategy title coming September 3; $154.99 Collector's Edition of Total War: Rome II also unveiled.

Total War: Rome II will be released for PC on September 3, publisher Sega and developer Creative Assembly have announced.

The Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition.

Anyone who preorders the strategy game from participating retailers will also receive the Greek States Culture Pack at launch, which adds three additional factions--Epirus, Athens, and Sparta--to the game. Sega says that playing as Sparta will present a "considerable" challenge even to advanced Total War players.

Additionally, a single run of 22,000 Total War: Rome II Collector's Editions will be sold, featuring a numbered (via laser-etching) steelbook case, a tabula set, tesserae dice, a set of the Total War Cards: Punic Wars card game, a canvas map, and an assembly kit for a 26cm x 12cm x 12cm Roman Onager siege catapult. The Collector's Edition of Total War: Rome II will cost $154.99/£109.99.

Free day-one DLC will also be available for the game at launch in the form of a ninth playable faction, Pontus.

Alongside Total War: Rome II, UK developer Creative Assembly is also working on MOBA-inspired spin-off Total War: Arena, and a new game set in the Aliens universe.

For more information on Total War: Rome II, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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daabulls23
daabulls23

My PC is sweating just thinking about this. Time for an upgrade!

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

PC Gaming Master Race checking in.

This looks amazing.

Vincentus666
Vincentus666

September is great, better than Christmas. Collectors Eds. this one is a bit of a disappointment. Will fight temptation and get Collectors at sale price afterwards. Only problem, what to do to distract from hopefully great reviews and fight temptation to buy game sooner. Looked at my 143 Hours for TW Empire, 547 hours TW Napoleon and 985 hours Shogun. Not much more to do there. I know I will read a book. Hmmmmmmmmm!


LilithN
LilithN

And my birthday is in September too!!! They were thinking of me they were thinking me! (joking) Probably felt the insane love I generate towards them ever since I heard about a remake of Rome Total War, my most favourite game ever. I'm sorry for being fangirlish, I just had to let it out, wont happen again ^^ Though I was hoping for a CE with a Roman General on horse. That would have been awesome.

CastorT
CastorT

September is actually way closer than I ever thought it'd be.

Elann2008
Elann2008

I actually used to like GOOD collector's editions.  Now I understand why people think they are a complete waste of money and pure crap.  Who the hell wants a gimp catapult or whatever the hell that is?  The red CE box looks very nice but the rest of it is garbage.  People will still buy it though.  I'd rather go buy a 20-pack of soap.

johnofwar
johnofwar

This just disappoints me, DLCs should have never even been put into existence, it ruins the fun, it milks the money out of you, and it only adds little to what could have been added prior to release.

gilaliz
gilaliz

You have to pre-order to get the core factions of the Greeks?

I'm sick of this "day-one DLC" scam.  I'm not pre-ordering any games that lock out core and finished content to force you into pre-ordering.

As much as I love the TW games,  I'll be waiting for a sale sometime down the road.  I don't like supporting these kinds of manipulative gimmicks.

There's plenty of games to play in the meantime.

CecilChups
CecilChups

This costs nearly as much as a 3DS. I mean, people are going to spend 154 bucks on a game? Really?

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

Can't Freaking Wait :D 

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

Now who are the participating retailers? Tell me so I can preorder!

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

GTA V and Rome 2 in september... good times ahead.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

GS are you going to contact Sega and call BS on the $60 price? PC games do not cost that bloody much, that is ridiculous.

Inlex
Inlex

REALLY? You're making me buy the collector's edition? I want a fucking catapult!

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Finally a solid release date, Company of Heroes 2 and Wargames Airland would keep me occupied till then. 

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

I've never seen such trash gathered together as a "sales" item. I can gather this stuff at the dump and toy'R'us.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Thank goodness, I thought it was coming out in December

PacoTaco
PacoTaco

September! you are so near, yet so far away! :(

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Let me know when they start to make a video game instead of a battle simulator. I'm not sure the military will even use this for simulation. Maybe it'll do well for historians.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Catapult!...great,I would fire rotting,festering meat into my Brothers coffee mug......Mind you it's probably made in China so would snap after 10 minutes use.

Centurion95
Centurion95

With that catapult I will lay siege upon my office workers! First HR, then the break room, then the WORLD! Come brave Romans into the breach and burn that kitty meme calendar to the ground!

JamesThePrince
JamesThePrince

just gonna buy it and i don't own a pc.Love being filthy rich! 

CastorT
CastorT

@gilaliz I understand your sentiments, but I am unsure what course to take myself.

OldKye
OldKye

@CecilChups I only logged 500 hours on Shogun Total War 2 so yeah I'm on the more casual end of players the hard core guys will love this .^.^

Boogy32
Boogy32

@Inlex I know!! I thought to myself. "Ooohhh catapult.... Shiiiney." But then I saw the price, and now I am not really sure what to do.

gilalizard
gilalizard

@CastorT @gilaliz Don't participate.  Wait for a sale down the line.  Make it cost them money.  The game's not going anywhere.

I want the game badly too.  But just waiting a few months won't kill me.

I loved Metro 2033, and I've been crazy for Last Light.  But I've decided to not pre-purchase because they've literally locked out a difficulty mode to force people to pre-purchase.  I'm waiting until it goes on sale later, with the difficulty mode included as it should be.

And there's plenty of games to play in the meantime.  There are more and more games every day.  Too many to even find time to play.  Use that against publishers who pull this crap, and de-prioritize their games.


brainiac1988
brainiac1988

@DeKuip   Ach.... De nieuwe generatie consoles gaat vast weer wat leuks brengen 

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

Yeah it is $60 on Amazon / Steam for pre-order and €55. That seems like they are chancing it to see if they can get away with it. 

shingui5
shingui5

@Joeguy00 @MAD_AI The amazon UK price is actually really cheap (£30)

perhaps the US one is higher, not sure on that.