SEGA today announced that Total War: Rome II, the latest game in the works at The Creative Assembly exclusively for PC, will be available on September 3rd, 2013, across all territories on both physical and digital formats. The game is now available for pre-order from the SEGA Store and other retailers around the globe.
Those who pre-order any edition from participating retailers will receive ROME II's first DLC for free alongside the game on release day. Named the Greek States Culture Pack, this DLC adds three additional playable factions to the game; Epirus, Athens and Sparta. These factions have their own unique units, buildings, missions and win conditions alongside a distinct tech tree and, in the case of Sparta, will present a considerable challenge to the advanced player wishing to restore the famous city state to its former glory.
In related news, the Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition will be produced in a single, extremely limited run; only 22,000 individually numbered copies will be manufactured. It will contain a wealth of custom, Roman-themed games and items, bound in a leather-effect presentation box, complete with gold logo and magnetic closure.