The year is 399 BC, and Rome is poised for greatness. However, its very existence balances on a knife-edge. The Gallic Senones tribe, led by chieftain Brennus, are newly settled in eastern Italy. Ambitious and fierce, they are but a javelin-throw from the nascent republic. The tyrannical Dionysius rules Syracuse with an iron fist. He leads the war against Carthage, but his eyes range across the Mediterranean as he considers future conquests. Under the guiding hand of the great philosopher-statesman Archytas, Taras in southern Italy is reaching the zenith of its glory and power. Rome’s meteoric rise is cause for concern, to be sure – perhaps an intervention is merited? Meanwhile, Marcus Furius Camillus seeks the title and powers of Dictator. His vision for Rome is grand indeed, but can it survive the designs of the young republic’s neighbours? A crossroads in history: a time of threat – and of opportunity. A time for the republic to rise.
Total War: ROME II – Rise of the Republic is a thrilling new campaign pack charting the events surrounding Rome in the 4th century BC. The campaign unfolds across a detailed map of Italy including Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Carthage, and depicts the tumultuous events which ultimately set the stage for the Second Founding of Rome.
Rise of the Republic Content:
Rome – a growing republic, vulnerable and surrounded by enemies Tarchuna – the mighty and influential Etruscan state Senones – a Cisalpine Gallic tribe with a thirst for plunder Insubres – a Gallic tribe who are diplomatic and managerial in style Samnites – an Italic state that threatened Rome in the 4th century BC Taras – a Greek city-state founded by the Spartans Syracuse – a Greek metropolis in Sicily, and the bastion against Carthage Iolei – an indigenous Sardinian tribe Veneti – an Italic tribe of horse masters surrounded by enemies An epic campaign battle for the city of Rome Post Battle Loot New Technologies Region specific dilemma systems – depending on the regions you control dilemmas related to Carthage or Massalia might spawn. Chapter objectives are also faction specific and are a way to unlock agents.
The factions of Rise of the Republic are uniquely replayable due to the new Government Actions options, which replaces the Change Government system from prior ROME II campaigns. These options provide unique new bonuses, albeit at a cost. Some notable examples are:
Along with these, different factions have access to specific dilemma chains such as:
Rise of the Republic will be released alongside the Ancestral Update, which introduces the fan-favourite Family Tree to Total War: ROME II and all its various free and premium Campaign Packs. The Ancestral Update is available to opt in for open beta now. Learn more about the family tree, huge graphical updates and how to opt into the beta here: https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-rome-ii-ancestral-update
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