Sega and Creative Assembly have just unveiled Total War: ROME REMASTERED, an improved version of the 2004 classic that will hit Steam on April 29th.
This remaster includes Rome: Total War and its Alexander and Barbarian Invasion DLC packs, redone with 4k support and a wealth of visual and gameplay improvements. Preorders are already live, and owners of Rome: Total War on Steam will get a 50% off discount until June 1st.
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.
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.
Enhanced Game Mechanics
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 creating trade links, access resources and buy out rivals to increase your income and assert your faction’s economic power.