Creative Assembly reveals Total War: Rome II’s new Empire Divided DLC

Creative Assembly reveals Total War: Rome II's new Empire Divided DLC

Creative Assembly reveals Total War: Rome II’s new Empire Divided DLC

A new DLC has been announced for Total War: Rome II, a game that is over four years old. This new DLC moves the series back to its historical Roots, covering a time period that has never been seen before in the series. 

This new DLC is called “Divided Empire”, covering a historical period call the “Crisis of the Third Century”, where the Roman Empire has split into three separate factions and comes perilously close to collapse thanks to internal struggles and barbarian invasions. 

This DLC will come with a new Grand-scale campaign map and ten different playable factions across five cultural groups. Each faction will come with their own unique victory conditions in the game’s grand campaign map, with period-specific events, tech trees and missions. 

One of the game’s factions will be classed as “heroic”, giving them a more story-driven experience, focusing on the stories of those historical character/leaders. These factions will have certain unit limitations and other unique attributes to create a unique Total War experience.   

  

Creative Assembly reveals Total War: Rome II's new Empire Divided DLC  

Creative Assembly will also be delivering a free “Power and Politics” update to the base game, overhauling the game’s political system to add a variety of new actions, giving a greater meaning to how you deal with other political parties and government types. This update will not apply to Rome II’s Caesar in Gaul DLC, as it has its own unique political system. 

Empire Divided is set to be released on November 30th, with a price tag of £10.79 (£11.99 without the DLC’s pre-order discount). This cheaper price is possible because this DLC is based on Rome II’s existing framework. 

Total War: Rome II’s Power and Politics Update is available now in beta form. The full update will release on November 30th alongside the game’s Empire Divided DLC. Those who want to avoid this update entirely will be able to install the game’s “patch_17” using Steam’s beta functionality. 

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