Welcome once more to the faction reveals! At number four we have a faction very close to our hearts (and borders), so head right on over to the Total War Wiki for more information:
Now that we’ve got this many playable factions announced, I thought now would be a good time to answer a couple of the questions that have popped up on the myriad of threads.
Factions in Total War: ROME II
One of the things that we’ve been able to show you with the faction reveals is that we are changing the definition of what constitutes a faction in a Total War game, we’re bringing a new level of depth per playable faction, each with their own unique unit roster and tech trees making sure each one is a fresh new campaign.
The original Rome is probably the most iconic game of its kind, but we’ve come a very long way since then and what we can deliver now is so far beyond that. We’ll have more information coming, but it is safe to say that the playable factions will have far more scope than previous Total War games.
A lot of people are very concerned with the number of playable factions which Total War: ROME II will have on launch, bear in mind that you don’t know what a ‘faction’ in Rome II will play like or consist of exactly yet, previous games are not necessarily a fair comparison. Also I think the text on the faction page is worth noting:
The information and imagery on this page show work-in-progress Total War: Rome II™ content, and may be subject to change.
DLC & Mods
We are a long way from talking about additional content for ROME II, especially while the full game is still in development. This is also true for modding. For those of you who’ve used the Assembly Kit mod tools for Shogun 2, you’ll understand that we had to create the tools for the community and that isn’t something we are even thinking about until ROME II goes to be manufactured. We won’t be discussing mods for a while yet.
Why isn’t Faction X on the list?
Total War: ROME II has the Roman Empire at its core, so we’ve chosen the playable factions which we feel are the most iconic and present the most diverse spread of play styles for the time period. Of course we’re sorry if you disagree, but we’re confident you’ll find something to satisfy your play style in the roster we’ll have.