Total War: Rome II release date and pre-order content announced

The next installment in the Total War franchise, Total War: Rome II, is set to be released September 3rd for everyone, everywhere, on physical and digital formats. You can pre-order the game from here.

People who pre-order any edition of the game will receive Rome II’s first DLC for free alongside the game on release day. The first DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game, Epirus, Athens and Sparta. Each faction has their own unique units, buildings, missions and win conditions.

Total War: Rome II’s Collectors Edition content has also be announced. Priced at $154.99, only 22,000 Collectors Editions are going to be made, these boxes will be filled with Roman-theme games, items and the actual game itself in a Steelbook with your unique collector’s number laser-etched onto it.

The Collectors Edition will also include:

Tabula Set – The Roman forerunner to Backgammon, this Tabula set comprises 30 bone-effect game pieces supplied in their own burlap drawstring bag; the board itself is built into the base of the Collector’s Edition box.

Tesserae Dice – Three replica bone-effect dice for use in a variety of games.

Total War Cards: PUNIC WARS – Designed from the ground up to echo elements from Rome II, Total War Cards is a game of skill and luck for two players. Involving combat, territorial control, resource management and technological development, PUNIC WARS consists of 58 high-quality playing cards and a game-board printed with the PUNIC WARS tech-tree.

Canvas Campaign Map – A ribbon-tied canvas map depicting each of the 57 provinces of the Rome II campaign.

Roman Onager – A fully-functional Onager, or Roman siege catapult. This easy-to-assemble kit is constructed from weathered wood and steel, measures 26cm x 12cm x 12cm.