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The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome

Platform(s): PC, PSP, PlayStation 2
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Black Bean Games
Developer: Slitherine Software

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'The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2007 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT

Merging action and strategy in a setting that replicates the atmosphere of the period, The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome allows players to take control of a series of campaigns against Barbarian hordes, while carving out the Roman Empire. The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome immerses the player into history as never before by combining cutting-edge gameplay, historical footage and battle simulation.

The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome takes real-time strategy gaming and blends it with top quality program footage from The History Channel to create a truly immersive strategy experience. The game starts from the founding of the great city of Rome and continues through to the crowning of Augustus while letting players fight every great battle of the Roman Empire along the way! Your men travel with you on this historic journey, and the game treats each squad like a character, allowing the player to customize each unit's skills and appearance. A powerful gameplay engine faithfully recreates the strategies and tactics employed by Rome’s greatest commanders, allowing players to pursue the ultimate goal of creating the most powerful empire the world has known.

Features :

  • Merging action and strategy in a setting that replicates the atmosphere of the period, The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome allows players to take control of a series of campaigns against Barbarian hordes, while carving out the Roman Empire.
  • Over 100 battles are available for play including the Punic and Samnite Wars, and Julius Caesar's conquest of Britain. Players can customize and control massive armies with an array of soldiers including legionaries, archers, cavalry and even mighty war-elephants. The game delivers battle realism in various environments, including steppe, forest, desert and coastline, with both day and night lighting.
  • Players can also choose to either plan their own battle tactics by selecting an army to suit a gameplay situation, or they can leave strategy decisions to the AI, freeing them to be involved in nothing but action!
  • The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome also features 3D special effects and instant control response.
  • In addition, 30 program clips from the archives of The History Channel have been specially blended and narrated to match the game and guide the player through the greatest story of all time.

CDV USA will ship The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (PC version only) to North American retail in September 17, 2007.


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