Today Sega finally announced that the release date for Total War: ROME 2 is September 3, 2013, as well as detailing the Collector's Edition for the game.
Check out the official description of what is contained in the Collector's Edition below:
The Total War: ROME 2 Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single, extremely limited run; only 22,000 individually numbered copies will be manufactured.
The CE contains a wealth of bespoke, Roman-themed games and items, bound in a leather-effect presentation box, complete with gold logo and magnetic closure; including:
Numbered copy of Total War: ROME 2 The most ambitious and expansive game in the Total War™ series to date, ROME II brings the statecraft, politics, intrigue, diplomacy and epic battles of the ancient world to life in thrilling detail. This version comes in a debossed Steelbook™ case, laser-etched with your unique collector’s number in Roman numerals.
Tabula set The Roman forerunner to Backgammon, this Tabula set comprises 30 bone-effect game-pieces supplied in their own burlap drawstring bag, while the board 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. The design is based on original Roman Tesserae, found at the archaeological site of Herculaneum.
Total War Cards™: PUNIC WARS Designed from the ground up to echo elements from ROME 2, 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 reminder of the worlds you must conquer, this ribbon-tied canvas map depicts each of the 57 provinces of the ROME 2 campaign.
Roman Onager A complete, 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, and is capable of unleashing mall projectiles at a variety of inanimate objects which may have affronted the glory of your empire.
Whilst the Collector's Edition doesn't interest me at all, the game on the other hand, does. I remember spending a lot of time with Rome: Total War when I was younger, being able to create epic battles and mixing and editing your army was amazing. Now that technology has advanced it means that the battles will look even better and the AI will be improved, it will also mean that I can zoom in really far like I used to love doing, and it will still look amazing.
If I manage to get myself a gaming PC by September, I'll be all over Total War: ROME 2.
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