SEGA and Creative Assembly announced that "Rise of the Republic", a Campaign Pack that acts as as prequel to Total War: Rome II, is now available to purchase on Steam.
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.
Alongside the new Campaign Pack, Creative Assembly also released the free 'Ancestral' update for Total War: Rome II. This update introduces the family tree feature along with numerous tweaks, fixes, and improvements to ROME II’s base game and DLCs. You can check the full patch notes for this update in the link below.
Total War: Rome II "Rise of the Republic" is available to purchase for $16.99/£11.99/€16.99.
Source: Ancestral Update Patch Notes