SEGA and Creative Assembly announce Total War: Rome Remastered. The polished version of the 17-year-old rts game will be released on April 29 this year and will also include the Alexander and Barbarian Invasion expansions.
Total War: Rome Remastered features 4k optimized visuals and remodeled buildings, objects and environmental effects such as dust clouds. The in-game camera offers more options and zoom levels, and a new tactical map is available for combat. There are a total of 38 playable factions in the remaster, and there is a new agent, the Merchant, who can send the player on a trading journey. SEGA and Creative Assembly list all changes from the original in a faq.
The game will be released on April 29 for Windows, Mac and Linux with cross-platform multiplayer capability. The game will be available on Steam from that date, but will be available on the Mac App Store a few weeks later. There are no plans to release the game on the Epic Games Store, the publisher said, nor would there be any further plans for remasters of classic Total War games.
The remaster includes the Alexander and Barbarian Invasion DLC, and buyers will receive the original Rome: Total War collection in addition, though it’s only playable on Windows. The game costs 30 euros, but whoever has the original will receive a temporary 50 percent discount.