E3 06: Alexander declares Total War

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

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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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