When Total War: Rome II launches later this year for PC, free downloadable content will be available on day-one. Publisher Sega announced today that the game's ninth playable faction--Pontus--will be up for grabs at no additional cost come launch.
According to developer Creative Assembly, the Pontus faction hails from the mountainous regions surrounding the Black Sea and is "distinctly eastern in outlook and attitude."
"Resolute in battle and feared for its swift, deadly scythed chariots, Pontus stands poised to sweep South into the Arabian Lands, or West, to threaten Asia and Greece," reads a description of the faction.
More information about the Pontus faction is available at the Total War: Rome II website.
A release date for Total War: Rome II has yet to be finalized, but Sega said this information should come "soon."