SEGA has announced that "Rise of the Republic", a thrilling new prequel Campaign Pack for Total War: Rome II, will launch on the 9th of August.
The year is 399 BC and Rome is poised for greatness. However, its very existence balances on a knife-edge. Depicting the events that led to the Second Founding of Rome and beyond, Rise of the Republic is a brand-new campaign pack for Rome II in which the fledgling republic must carve out her place in history... or die trying.
Rise of the Republic's super-detailed campaign map depicts the landmass of Italy and its neighbours, and introduces nine playable factions including Rome, the great city-state of Syracuse, and the ambitious Gallic tribe of the Senones. The new Government Actions feature enables players to activate unique bonuses for their chosen faction, while engaging in new region-specific dilemmas drawn from the annals of history.
Along with the Rise of the Republic Campaign Pack, a new free update will be released, which introduces the Family Tree to all Rome II campaigns. This visual representation of your family and nobles enables you to interact with and manipulate characters, forge bonds and alliances with other factions, and engage in intrigues to further your aims.
Rise of the Republic will be available for $16.99/£11.99/€16.99. Those who pre-order the Campaign Pack will get a 10% discount.