SEGA is relaunching a classic from the Total War strategy series! In just a few weeks you can enjoy Rome: Total War as a remaster on your PC.
SEGA today, somewhat surprisingly, announced Total War: Rome Remastered, a remake of the strategy classic originally released in 2004. This should not be long in coming: The release on the PC is already planned for April 29, 2021.
The comprehensive new edition of the game was developed in cooperation with Feral Interactive and of course brings a number of graphical improvements as well as gameplay optimizations. Anyone who has already gambled the classic can experience it in a completely new way. Those who have not yet built up the empire and commanded battles in ancient Rome can do so in a timely manner.
The revised graphics shines in Ultra HD guise, there is an expanded selection of factions and improved accessibility. Specifically, the makers state the features of the remaster as follows:
- Improved optics: Total War: Rome Remastered catapults the classic strategy title with 4K graphics, native support for UHD resolution and revised environments, battlefields and character models into the modern gaming age.
- New gameplay content: Players can wage wars on new fronts not only with the 22 known factions, but also with 16 originally unplayable factions. They also have the option of sending merchant agents on missions to set up lucrative trade networks across the map, buy out rival merchants and strengthen the economic strength of their empire.
- Modernized functions: With new features, gamers have more control than ever before. Among other things, they have a tactical map in battles as well as heatmaps and symbol displays in campaign mode. Existing mechanics have also been improved. This includes a revised diplomacy system, expanded camera zooms throughout the game and camera rotation on the campaign map.
- Improved help systems: A lot of improved help has been added, including a redesigned tutorial, a new in-game wiki, extensive hints and tool tips, and improved accessibility for color-blind players.
- Cross-platform multiplayer: For the first time in the history of the Total War franchise, players can enjoy cross-platform PVP multiplayer on Windows, macOS and Linux.
- Complete original content: Total War: Rome Remastered includes the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansions in a stylish new look. In addition, players get access to the original Rome: Total War Collection (only playable on Windows).
The game can now be pre-ordered on Steam, the Rome Remasterd Store and the Feral Store. Anyone who already owns the original game on Steam will receive a 50 percent discount when purchasing the remaster until June 1, 2021.