Total War: Rome 2 gets multiplayer trailer now, additional content by October


Creative Assembly recently announced its post-launch support plans for Total War: Rome 2, the developer's newest war strategy game. Beyond the game's day-one Greek States Culture Pack, the developer said the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack will arrive by October.

That pack, for which Creative Assembly did not list a price but noted it will be paid DLC, will include Royal Scythians, Roxolani and Massagetae groups. Additionally, players will get to add the Seleucid Empire to their factions free of charge by October.

The developer also recently unveiled a multiplayer "Let's Play" video, which pits two members of its team against one another in the game. Total War: Rome 2 launches September 3 on PC, and those pre-ordering the game receive the Greek States Culture Pack for free.
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With ROME II's release two weeks away, Creative Assembly is already thinking ahead to post-launch support with a mix of free and paid content combined with additional bonus features.

"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 surface of the Roman period, an era so rich in diversity that it's easy to foresee releasing relevant content for years after ROME II has shipped."

Alongside paid-for DLC, Creative Assembly also plans to support players with regular free content and feature updates. "As with SHOGUN 2, we will continually improve the game's compatibility, optimization and integral features such as AI and gameplay balancing post-release, and plan to add to that with new control schemes and additional free formats on other operating systems," continued Russell. "We are also very proud of how SHOGUN 2 is our most moddable Total War to date with over 500 user-made mods on Steam Workshop alone. We hope to support ROME II in a similar fashion."

"In addition to free content, gamers can expect to see Culture Packs that add more playable factions and unique units, Feature Packs that add gameplay or wide-ranging aesthetic changes, and Campaign Packs that add entirely new story-based campaign expansions."

While the Greek States Culture Pack DLC and free Pontus playable faction update will arrive day one; by October players will be able to add the Seleucid Empire to their playable faction roster for free, and the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack featuring the Royal Scythians, Roxolani and Massagetae as paid-for DLC.

Total War: ROME II will be released on September 3rd and includes the Greek States Culture Pack for free when pre-ordering from participating retailers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.