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Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Creative Assembly

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'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion commences just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. His successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. <br><br> Two hundred years have now passed since the main campaign in Rome: Total War. Players can now control vast armies and over 100 new units as they battle across an updated European map that now reflects the historical changes since Rome: Total War. Tear Rome apart by leading hordes of barbarians or stand and defend the Empire as a leader of one of the two former Romes, the Western and Eastern Empires.

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion commences just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. His successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory.

Two hundred years have now passed since the main campaign in Rome: Total War. Players can now control vast armies and over 100 new units as they battle across an updated European map that now reflects the historical changes since Rome: Total War. Tear Rome apart by leading hordes of barbarians or stand and defend the Empire as a leader of one of the two former Romes, the Western and Eastern Empires.

Key features:

  • Newly designed campaign map; this reflects 200 years of change and turmoil to conquer new lands and new region boundaries.
  • Updated gameplay featuring the Hordes, Character Loyalty, and Roman Civil wars. Barbarians can also relocate to a new land after losing their last settlement, otherwise known as the “Barbarian Migration.”
  • 10 new playable factions; expanded barbarian tech tree, 85 new units, 21 new buildings, ancillary characters, vices and virtues, military commands, holy relics and much more!
  • Night battles – Hugely atmospheric battles and combat effects with added tactical challenges.
  • Improved battle AI and tactics - Individual faction fighting styles, swimming units across rivers and various new tactics.

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion is set for release in September 2005 on PC-CDROM.


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