Since this site is mainly for RTW buffs, I'd pass on the info that a similar game called Grand Ages: Rome will be released in March.
It will feature city-building (3D), economics (resource-based) and an improved battle system. I missed the first two elements from Rome: Total War.
The trailers and screenshots look well done enough for me, I think I might pick up this game. What do you think?
Gamespot page for Grand Ages: Rome