Rome II Patch Coming Friday Amid Graphics and Performance Issues

It’s only been two days since Total War: Rome II was released for the PC and Creative Assembly are hard at work on an update. Full patch notes along with the patch itself are expected on Friday, but apparently it will address known instances of crashes due to hardware conflicts and several other performance fixes. Let’s be honest here. Who remembers a smooth, bug-free Total War game at...

Total War: Rome II Released with Launch Trailer

The launch trailer for Total War: Rome II has been released, heralding the strategy giant’s arrival on store shelves today. A few days ago the game’s worldwide activation time was announced by SEGA and Creative Assembly. Sure enough, Rome II went live on Steam just a few hours ago. The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality benchmark for Strategy ga...

Total War: Rome II Worldwide Steam Activation Times Announced

For those staring at their preloaded copy of Total War: Rome II on Steam wondering when their copy will unlock, Sega and Creative Assembly has announced all copies will be unlocked at one time at Midnight, PDT on September 3rd, 2013. You can use a time zone converter to figure out the your local time. The game will have a day one patch that needs to be downloaded. The patch contains extra game con...

Paid and Free DLC Planned For Rome II Post-Launch

With little over a week to go until Total War’s latest grand daddy lands, it should come as no surprise that Creative Assembly are already planning additional content for Rome II post-launch. “Rome II will be the biggest game we’ve ever released, in terms of scope, gameplay features and sheer weight of content,” said James Russell, Lead Designer, “but even then we’re just scratching the surf...

Rome II Multiplayer Featured in Latest Let’s Play Episode

SEGA’s Total War: Rome II is right around the corner and yet another Let’s Play video has been released by Creative Assembly featuring the Community Team’s Trish Ryniak and Multiplayer designer Elliot Lock. Last time we had a look at the game’s campaign mode. The two clash shields as Parthia and Pontus during an unfortified city assault in Gor. Aside from the casual banter,...

Rome II Collector’s Edition Unboxing is a Little Different

The collector’s edition of Total War: Rome II is pretty much sold out in most places, but that shouldn’t stop those of you who missed out from salivating over these rich contents. But your saliva won’t be alone, as the loony folk at Creative Assembly have forced Rally Point’s Craig and Will to run for their lives whilst being chased and chewed on by trained attack dogs. The...

New High-Res Panorama Shows Rome II’s Campaign Map

Yet another gigantic 30000×6116 screenshot has been released for Total War: Rome II, focusing on the Barbarian-held region near The Alps on the campaign map. You can view it here. First thing you might notice is the Warmaiden of the Celtic tribe of the Helvetii. A new agent type called a Champion, she can hamper enemy armies by reducing morale, incite slave uprisings and so on. The full campa...

Rome II Begins Let’s Play Series, Starts With Battle of the Nile

Creative Assembly are beginning an in-depth video walkthrough series of Total War: Rome II, starting with the historic Battle of the Nile from the Roman perspective. We’ve seen some of this battle before, from the panoramic screenshot but mainly from E3 when the game was demonstrated using the opposing Egyptian forces. Check out lengthy footage below, where Al Bickham and Joey Williams narra...

Rally Point Episode 14 Out Now

In the latest Episode of Rally Point, the Battlefield AI in Total War: Rome II gets discussed. Rally Point is a community video series brought to us by the Total War team over at The Creative Assembly. Hosted by the community department (Craig and Will), they bring us the latest news, updates and behind the scenes interviews straight from the studio. All filming for Rally Point occurs in The Creat...

Rome II’s Campaign Map Is Looking Pretty In Cleopatra’s Trailer

New footage has been outed for the upcoming grand strategy game for the PC, Total War: Rome II, focusing on Egypt’s stoic queen, Cleopatra. You can check out the trailer below. After securing her place as leader of the ancient civilisation with the help of the armies of Caesar, Cleopatra stands at a crossroads. It seems it’s up to the player to decide Egypt’s fate. If you take on...

Total War: Rome II Is Almost Out Of Collectors Edition Pre-Orders

Gamers looking to purchase to a collectors edition for the latest Total War game, Total War: Rome II might need to consider getting around to it a little bit quicker than they’ve already been. This is due to the incredibly large amount of collectors edition pre-orders taking place with over half of all collectors editions having been already pre-ordered by gamers in the US. Total War: Rome I...

Total War: Rome 2 – Making of the “Faces of Rome” Trailer

Total War: Rome 2 has recently had a new making of video that has been revealed by Sega. The game is the second Rome title in the series and looks like something that fans of the series will enjoy. In the trailer, we look at the Making of the Faces of Rome within the game and glean some useful information about the creative process behind it. The trailer has some live-action footage being recorded...

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