Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:57pm 26/03/21 | 0 Comments
Total War: Rome Remastered is set to bring back the breakout hit 2004 strategy game in Total War series, with 4K-ready visuals and multiple improvements. Originally developed by Creative Assembly re-release duties are being handled by Feral Interactive -- and it's out April 29. Details on what's in store after the jump.
But first, the live action announcement trailer.
Total War: Rome Remastered Features:
Improved Visuals: Total War: ROME REMASTERED ushers the classic strategy title into the modern gaming era with full 4K visuals, native support for ultra-high-definition resolution and overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models.
New Gameplay Content: Wage war across new fronts with 16 previously unplayable factions to play on top of the original 22, and send the new Merchant agents on missions to establish lucrative trade networks across the map, buy out rival Merchants, and assert your empire's economic power.
Modernised Features: Players can exercise more control than ever with new features such as a tactical map during battles, plus heat maps and icon overlays in campaign mode. Existing mechanics have also been improved, including an overhauled diplomacy system, wider camera zoom levels throughout the game, and camera rotation on the campaign map.
Improved Help Systems: A swathe of improved support has been added, including a redesigned tutorial, a new in-game Wiki, expansive advice and tooltips, and improved accessibility for colour blind players.
Cross-platform Multiplayer: Players can enjoy cross-platform PVP multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux, a first for the Total War franchise.
Complete Original Content: Total War: ROME REMASTERED includes the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansions in glorious new detail, and players will also gain access to the original ROME: Total War Collection (only playable on Windows).
As per above it sounds fairly extensive, and it's good to see a few modern touches in there. Plus, the visual overhaul looks great. Here's a battle shot and campaign view.
"What better excuse than the 20th year of Total War to revisit a grand master?" says Rob Bartholomew, Chief Product Officer at Creative Assembly, "The original release of Rome marks a special time for us as our first major break-out title; it's amazing to get the opportunity to Remaster it with our friends at Feral".
"Working to remaster a classic such as Rome, has been an exhilarating challenge: a bit like recutting the crown jewels" says David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "We are delighted with the result and hope that fans of this fantastic franchise will be too."
Pre-orders for Total War: Rome Remastered are now open on Steam -- and for those that own the original you can purchase this at 50% off until June 1.