Total War: Rome II fastest preordered game in franchise history

Sega reveals preorder figures for upcoming strategy game are over six the number for Shogun 2 during its "first official week."

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Total War: Rome II is the fastest preordered game in the history of the strategy series, publisher Sega announced today. According to the company's data, more than six times the number of gamers have preordered a copy during its "first official week" than did for predecessor Total War: Shogun 2.

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In addition, Sega said the $155 Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition has seen strong preorders, with over half of the available copies already sold out in the United States. The publisher previously announced that the collector's edition would be limited to 22,000 units.

Lastly, Sega announced that it sold more than 2 million Total War games in the past year, despite no new core installment in the series being released.

Total War: Rome II launches September 3 for PC. Downloadable content will be available for all users on launch day for free. For more on the RTS, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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