Developer The Creative Assembly has announced that Total War: Rome 2 will have both free and paid post-release content.
The first free content will be the Greek States Culture Pack and Pontus faction, which will release at launch alongside the game.
Lead Designer, James Russell, said:
“As with Shogun 2, we will continually improve the game’s compatibility, optimization and integral features such as AI and gameplay balancing post-release, and plan to add to that with new control schemes and additional free formats on other operating systems.”
“We are also very proud of how Shogun 2 is our most moddable Total War to date with over 500 user-made mods on Steam Workshop alone. We hope to support ROME 2 in a similar fashion. Rome 2 will be the biggest game we’ve ever released, in terms of scope, gameplay features and sheer weight of content, but even then we’re just scratching the surface of the Roman period – an era so rich in diversity that it’s easy to foresee releasing relevant content for years after ROME 2has shipped.”
In addition to the free content, the game will feature:
- Culture Packs that add more playable factions and unique units
- Feature Packs that add gameplay or wide-ranging aesthetic changes, and
- Campaign Packs that add entirely new story-based campaign expansions.
By October, the game will add the Seleucid Empire Factions to the playable roster for free and the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack featuring the Royal Scythians, Roxolani and Massagetae as DLC.
Total War: ROME 2 will be released on September 3 and the Greek States Culture Pack is free when pre-ordering from participating retailers.
In case you missed it, check out the game’s new ‘Let’s Play’ multiplayer Video.
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