SEGA announces Caesar in Gaul
, the first campaign expansion for Total
War: ROME II
, Creative Assembly's strategy sequel, which is already
available for preorder from the
Total War Store
as it is expected to be released on December 12th. "We’ve
released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for ROME II, but this is
our most substantial so far," said Mike Simpson, Creative Director of the Total
War series. "We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key
conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to
start." Here's a list of new features the add-on will offer:
- New campaign map: The expanded map of Gaul
and southern Britannia brings 18 provinces to conquer, fully detailed with
resources, settlements, capitals, and new environmental effects.
- Greater focus on characters: Play through
the campaign with faction-leading avatars such as Caesar and Vercingetorix.
- 24 turns per year and seasons: A shorter
campaign timespan (58-51BC) means each in-game year is split into more
turns. As the calendar changes, so do the seasons, bringing seasonal
gameplay effects and stunning visual alterations.
- New mid-game challenge mechanics: Caesar in
Gaul replaces ROME II’s civil war with different, conflict-appropriate
mechanics. As barbarian players progress, they’ll begin to feel the mailed
fist of Rome as heavy intervention forces are sent to Gaul. Likewise, Roman
players will see the tribes rebelling and forming alliances.
- Compact, focussed multiplayer campaign:
With a tighter geographic scope and faction-roster, 2-player campaigns are
more focused and less time-consuming than the full ROME II campaign.
- New historical battle: Surrounded and
outnumbered, take on the role of Caesar as he fights the last desperate,
decisive engagement of the Gallic War: the Battle of Alesia.
- New Total War: ROME II playable factions:
Alongside the factions playable in Caesar in Gaul, several playable factions
are also unlocked in the full ROME II campaign: the Nervii, the Boii and the
- New units: A raft of new battlefield units
is unlocked for the Boii, the Galatians, the Nervii and the Gallic tribes,
plus new auxiliary and mercenary units.