Not only that, but players who purchase Total War: Rome II will have access to "exclusive in-game Legion Armory bonuses" and $15 worth of in-game currency for Arena.
These players will also earn "Legion" status for the free-to-play game, though specific benefits were not mentioned.
Total War: Arena is Creative Assembly's first free-to-play game. It was announced during GDC this year in March. No release date for the game--or its beta--has been announced.
Total War: Rome II will be released on September 3.