The development team at The Creative Assembly is launching a new Faction Hub for their upcoming Total War: Rome II in order to give fans a chance to watch how the civilizations of the game are unveiled and get more details on the historical period they will be exploring.The hub will include maps that detail the starting positions for all factions as well as information about their military, political and civic capabilities, making it easy for each gamer to choose which one he will play first.
The Creative Assembly states, “Each faction within the game offer greater richness, depth and variety than any previous Total War title to date, and brings the ancient world to life like never before. The distinctions between cultures aren’t simply cosmetic; each offers a fundamentally different style of play.”
To the surprise of no one, the first revealed faction is Rome itself, the superpower of the Ancient World which started off as a humble Republic that was barely in control of Northern Italy and has then evolved into an Empire that ruled the Germanic tribes, the North of Africa and the Near East.
The developers add, “Players will need to work with – and in certain circumstances against – their faction’s internal political system. You’ll direct the actions of famous characters from history, and if they’re not out in the field commanding your armies, they’ll be politicking in the senate house, or its cultural equivalent.”
The Roman faction will once again include playable families that will compete with one another for political and military power.
Total War: Rome II is designed to be the first game in the series to integrate land-based and naval battles and will also introduce more role-playing elements to the franchise.
The strategy game will be offered during the fall of next year exclusively on the PC.