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Total War: Rome Remastered

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Feral Interactive
Release Date: April 29, 2021

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'Total War: Rome Remastered' Available For Pre-Load, Updated System Requirements

by Rainier on April 28, 2021 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Total War: Rome Remastered allows players to relive the legacy that defined the strategy game series thanks to a suite of visual and gameplay improvements.

Revisit a truly beloved classic as you build your empire, command ferocious battles, and conquer ancient Rome like never before.

Total War: Rome Remastered delivers a modern gaming experience all whilst maintaining the original Total War formula which has captivated strategy gamers for over two decades.

Total War: Rome Remastered  brings the classic Rome visuals up to date, with 4K optimization, ultra-widescreen and native UHD resolution support. This visual upgrade extends across a multitude of features, including re-modeled buildings and objects, and environment effects like dust clouds and heat haze. The refreshed campaign maps also boasts new high-resolution models, and units have been remodelled and retextured to look their very best on the battlefield. 

Total War: Rome Remastered includes a host of modern features and improvements to existing mechanics. The in-game camera has been enhanced, including map rotation and wider zoom level in Campaign mode. Heat maps and new icon overlays have been added for gameplay mechanics such as diplomacy and security. In Battle, the new tactical map, unit displays and range markers give you greater command over Rome’s battlefields.

Players can now expand their armies and experience 16 additional factions that were previously locked, giving a grand total of 38 playable factions. In a first for Total War, you can now take your favourite faction to battle against friends in cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux. A whole new agent type has also been added to the fray; Merchants can be sent all over the world to create trade links, access resources and buy out rivals to increase your income and assert your faction’s economic power.

Creative Assembly/Feral Interactive annpunced that Total War: Rome Remastered is now available for pre-load.

The Minimum and Recommended PC specs have been reduced.

Minimum specs are:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1809)
Processor: Intel i3 series | AMD FX-4000 series
Memory: 6GB* RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 600 series (1GB VRAM) | AMD HD 7000 series (1GB VRAM) | Intel UHD 620
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 45GB available space
Additional Notes:
PC Integrated graphics chipsets require 8GB RAM, e.g. Intel HD/UHD series
Estimated performance on Low settings at 1080p (66% gameplay resolution scaling): 30 FPS
Framerate may drop in large-scale, graphics-intensive battles.

Recommended specs are:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 20H2)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 | Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX Version 11
Storage: 45GB available space
Additional Notes:
Estimated performance on High settings at 1080p: 60 FPS
Framerate may drop in large-scale, graphics-intensive battles.

Minimum specs for using the Enhanced Graphics Pack:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1809)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 | Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: Additional 30GB available space

piece of free DLC will provide UHD textures in battles and on the campaign map. It is offered as an optional download to keep the base game file size down. It is around 30 gigabytes in size, and available to everyone who owns Total War: Rome Remastered. It can be pre-loaded alongside the base game.

Key Features:

  • Improved Visuals: Total War: Rome Remastered ushers the classic strategy title into the modern gaming era with full 4K visuals, native support for ultra-high-definition resolution and overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models.
  • New Gameplay Content: Wage war across new fronts with 16 previously unplayable factions to play on top of the original 22, and send the new Merchant agents on missions to establish lucrative trade networks across the map, buy out rival Merchants, and assert your empire's economic power. 
  • Modernised Features: Players can exercise more control than ever with new features such as a tactical map during battles, plus heat maps and icon overlays in campaign mode. Existing mechanics have also been improved, including an overhauled diplomacy system, wider camera zoom levels throughout the game, and camera rotation on the campaign map.
  • Improved Help Systems: A swathe of improved support has been added, including a redesigned tutorial, a new in-game Wiki, expansive advice and tooltips, and improved accessibility for colour blind players.
  • Cross-platform Multiplayer: Players can enjoy cross-platform PVP multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux, a first for the Total War franchise.
  • Complete Original Content: Total War: Rome Remastered includes the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansions in glorious new detail, and players will also gain access to the original Rome: Total War Collection (only playable on Windows).

Pre-order Total War: Rome Remastered from Steam today, or directly from Creative Assembly via the Rome Remastered Store, or from Feral Interactive via the Feral Store. Players who already own the original game on Steam can purchase Total War: Rome Remastered for 50% off until June 1st 2021.

Total War: Rome Remastered is scheduled for release on April 29, 2021.

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