If you don’t speak Latin (and I absolutely do not), Aere Perennius means “More lasting than bronze” and that perfectly describes the Total War series, and it all started with Rome. Today we see the return of the original with a completely overhauled engine, visuals, high-resolution support, an expanded roster, and so much more. Nobody can tell you about it better than developer Creative Assembly, so trench in and let’s hear about it.
Getting into the details, we get 4K resolution, an optional Enhanced Graphics Pack, as well as a bevy of new gameplay elements for returning veterans.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 color blind players.
- Players can enjoy cross-platform PVP multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux, a first for the Total War franchise.
- 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).
The team also added a dash of fun with comedian Phil Wang helming a new series called “Total War: Guide to Invading Britain”. Even if you aren’t a fan of the long-running RTS title, it’s good fun. Don’t miss out:
If you enjoyed that, the second episode will hit on May 5th, with number 3 popping on May 12th, and a fourth on May 19th.
Total War: Rome Remastered is available now for $29.99 (or $14.99 if you own the original!) right here.