Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars announced

Haemimont Games announces that it's working on a sequel to the real-time strategy and role-playing game Celtic Kings: Rage of War.

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Haemimont Games has today announced that it's working on a sequel to Celtic Kings: Rage of War. Like that game, Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars will incorporate elements of both real-time strategy and role-playing gameplay and will feature both strategic and adventure modes of play.

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars is set during the period 264 BC through 146 BC and will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage, which include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. The game will feature four playable nations in total, with the Romans and Gauls from the original game being joined by the Carthaginians and Iberians. New units for players to wage war with will include Numidian riders, slingers, mountaineers, Libyan infantry, war elephants, and three new catapult models.

Other new features in Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars will include new terrain types, new custom maps, and more than 100 new sound effects. Fans of Celtic Kings: Rage of War will also notice that the new game engine allows for the automatic training of warriors, capturing of supply mules, aimed arrows from towers, unit regeneration, full armor, and new rage and bleeding attacks.

No publisher or release date has been announced for Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars at this time, but we'll bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, you might be interested to check out our full review of Celtic Kings: Rage of War, which was released in August last year.

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