Total War: ROME II Perils of Empire Trailer (HD) 138.67MB - 129 downloads - 27 November, 2013
Blending commentary from noted historians with footage created using the Total War: ROME II engine, this documentary short takes a close look at one of the most devastating defeats the Roman Empire ever faced.
The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest saw three full legions of Rome utterly destroyed; it shook the empire to its very foundations, and offered Rome a stark reminder of the perils of an overstretched empire.
Featuring Bettany Hughes, Mike Loades, Lynette Nusbacher and Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy.
Total War: Rome II Blood & Gore DLC Trailer (HD) 21.64MB - 391 downloads - 1 November, 2013
Blood & Gore brings the savagery of front-line combat to viscera-splattering life with decapitations, dismemberment and devastating impalements. Featuring hundreds of gruesome animations that play out in combat between multiple different unit types, the massed battles of Total War: ROME II will never be the same again.
Employing a more refined particle system than Shogun 2, Blood & Gore for ROME II looks and feels grittier and more brutal. Gore coats combatants, the ground will become soaked with blood, and you'll hear every stab, slash and impact with bespoke new sound effects.
Total War: Rome II Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack Trailer (HD) 11.87MB - 279 downloads - 23 October, 2013
The Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack includes three brand new factions: the Massagetae, the Roxolani and the Scythians.
The Massagetae are a fierce nomad tribe with a long history of destroying civilized armies, as their utter crushing of Cyrus the Great and his Persian army attests. From their steppe homeland, they have the power to sweep down on nomad and settled enemies alike, taking what they will and moving swiftly on to new victories and new conquests. By using their strengths as horsemen, there is little they cannot achieve.
The Roxolani or 'Bright Alans' are a Scythian-speaking collection of tribes of the Sarmatian people. As might be expected of steppe nomads they are fine horsemen, ruthless warriors, and merciless towards their enemies. Like all steppe nomads, there are many forces drawing them south and east away from the steppes: the prospect of easy pickings from soft and sedentary civilized people is foremost among these reasons.
In their own eyes, the Royal Scythians are better than everyone else. This is not their problem, but a simple truth. All other tribes, even other Scythians, are no better than slaves and deserving of the same level of consideration, which is to say absolutely none: such is the fierceness of their pride.
Total War: ROME II Launch Trailer (HD) 62.11MB - 176 downloads - 5 September, 2013
An incredible period of history, the creation of the world’s first superpower, the dominance of a people, a culture and a defining way of life that still has repercussions today.
Over 2,000 years ago the Romans set out on a path that culminated in the creation of an empire the like of which the world had never seen, and may never see again. A time of glorious victories and bloody defeats, heroic and despotic men and women, families that tore each other apart in pursuit of the eternal city and the power it represented.
Some attained that prize, but only fleetingly. Many more failed.
Watch the launch trailer and perhaps you can answer the question; How far will you go for Rome?
Total War: ROME II Legionary Kit with Mykel Hawke (HD) 41.67MB - 89 downloads - 28 August, 2013
U.S. Army Special Forces 'Green Beret' combat veteran, Discovery Channel presenter and survivalist Mykel Hawke takes a look at the kind of equipment every Roman legionary was sent to war with over 1,500 years ago. How does it stack up to military standards today?
In this documentary short for Total War: ROME II, Hawke discovers exactly the sort of kit that would have kept the Roman army alive and fighting fit on the front line. From rations and footwear to swords and shields, each individual unit of eight fighting men represented the cutting edge of military might at the time and helped make the Roman Empire the first superpower.
Total War: Rome II Collector's Edition War Dog Unboxing (HD) 90.66MB - 74 downloads - 21 August, 2013
In what is surely the most anticipated unboxing in videogame history, Rally Point's Craig and Will attempt to unbox the Total War: ROME II Collector's Edition. There's one catch: they're being chased and attacked by trained war dogs. Trained... war... dogs.
Will they die? Will anything be left of them for the long drive home? Find out in the Total War: Rome II unboxing.
Total War: ROME II Naval Warfare Trailer (HD) 148.59MB - 140 downloads - 18 August, 2013
A closer look at some of the naval units in ROME II, and the tactics they employ.
Naval battles work much more like land battles than ever before. Smaller, faster-moving ships are capable of outflanking larger, slower ships, in a manner similar to the cavalry/infantry dynamic.
Total War: Rome II Find a Way Trailer (HD) 114.79MB - 227 downloads - 3 August, 2013
"I will find a way - or make one."
These were the words of Hannibal; Rome's greatest enemy, and one of the finest minds in military history. He would come to conquer much of Italy during his wars with the growing Republic, but before this, he achieved the impossible. In one of the most daring gambits the world has ever seen, he attacked Rome in her own backyard.
This new ROME II trailer uses Hannibal's remarkable achievement to illustrate the multitude of ways players can outfox their opponents, and demonstrates the breath-taking scope and variety of the campaign map.
Total War: Rome II Cleopatra Trailer (HD) 53.15MB - 178 downloads - 7 June, 2013
She secured the throne of Egypt with the armies of Caesar... but at what cost?
This new Total War: ROME II trailer highlights the story of Cleopatra, with the first glimpse of the campaign map and a taste of the battle action the E3 press will be getting to grips with on the show floor next week.
Will you betray, or be betrayed? How far will you go for Rome?
Total War: Rome II The Battle of Teutoburg Forest Trailer (HD) 49.7MB - 219 downloads - 28 February, 2013
In 9AD, Teutoburg Forest was the scene of a crushing defeat for the Empire. Masterminded by Arminius, the son of a Germanic chieftain taken as a child and raised as a hostage in Rome, the battle saw his betrayal of the Roman general Varus.
Arminius united the tribes, ambushed Varus' Legion and struck a fatal and shattering blow to the Empire's expansion.
Teutoburg Forest features as a playable historical battle in Total War: ROME II, and demonstrates some of the game's thrilling new features, including our true line-of-sight system, deployable battlefield technology, and our tense new style of ambush scenarios.
Total War: Rome II Carthage Trailer (HD) 26.15MB - 250 downloads - 26 September, 2012
The year is 146BC, brilliant tactician Scipio Aemilianus is dispatched by Rome to break the three-year-long siege of Carthage, an unforgivable blight on the glory of the growing Empire.
Ruthless determination and an almost suicidal amphibious assault is required, but the young consul is uncomfortably aware that the price of victory may be much higher than the senate realises.
Total War: Rome II Faces of Rome Trailer (HD) 43.06MB - 395 downloads - 3 July, 2012
Total War: Rome II™ will sink players into the dangerous political machinations of Rome’s senate, while asking them to struggle with family dilemmas and question the loyalty of ‘friends’ and allies. Leading the greatest army ever seen into battle will be just one challenge you will face at the head of the world’s first superpower.
Will you help forge an empire? Restore the Republic? Or grasp the reins of power for yourself, and assume the hated title of tyrant? Who will you conquer? Who will you betray? Who will you sacrifice?
How far will you go for Rome?