New Total War: Rome 2 trailer shows Hannibal's elephant army

Developer Creative Assembly has released a new trailer for its upcoming game Total War: Rome 2. The trailer, dubbed Find a Way, shows some of the in-game graphics, and boy do they look slick! The trailer attempts to show some of the politics that happened during the battles ancient Rome fought. Check it out:

The newest game in the Total War series takes the action back to the same setting as the third game of the series—ancient Rome. The original Total War: Rome was when many considered the series to have come into its own, despite previous games in the series also receiving critical acclaim.

Games in the Total War series are split into two parts: a civilization-esque giant "board game" where players and the AI take turns to do various things like improving cities and states, and a more traditional real-time strategy view where the game's gigantic battles take place.

Total War: Rome 2 is set to hit store shelves on September 3 and is available for pre-order on digital distribution service Steam for a hefty price tag of $59.99 (Rs 3,560 approx).

Back in June, Creative Assembly had revealed the system requirements needed to run the game. The company has earlier stated that it wants the game to be able to run on the same machines that could run the previous game in the title—Total War: Shogun 2. Going by the requirements, the game can also run on Windows XP.

Here are the minimum requirements to be able to run the game:

  • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel dual-core processor/2.6GHz Intel single-core processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 35GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
And here are the recommended specs to run the game:
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
  • DirectX: 11
  • Hard Drive: 35GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080