Rome: Total War is being remastered and will be available on macOS

Rome Total War
Rome Total War (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Total War: Rome is being remastered.
  • The new game will be available on macOS next month.
  • It promises 4K visuals, new factions, and updated gameplay.

One of the greatest strategy games of all time, Total War: Rome, has been remastered for PC and macOS to be released next month.

From Feral Interactive:

A new day for Rome has beckoned: Feral Interactive today announced that Total War: ROME REMASTERED will release for Windows, macOS and Linux on April 29th. Created in collaboration with SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Creative Assembly, this comprehensive remaster allows players to relive the legacy that defined the award-winning strategy game series thanks to a suite of visual and gameplay improvements. Revisit a truly beloved classic as you build your empire, command ferocious battles, and conquer ancient Rome like never before.

Total War: ROME REMASTERED promises new gameplay "while maintaining the original Total War formula".

It will include new graphics with full 4K visuals and native support for UHD, overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models. There will be 16 new factions added to the original 22, as well as new Merchant agents. There's a new tactical map for battles, heat maps and icon overlays for the campaign, as well as updates to existing mechanics like diplomacy. It will also bring cross-platform multiplayer, the first Total War game to support gaming between Windows, macOS, and Linux. Oh, and the Total War: ROME REMASTERED titled includes the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansion packs (but only on Windows).

Total War: ROME REMASTERED will be released on April 29, and is available to pre-order on Steam now for $29.99. If you already own Rome: Total War on Steam you can get it half price for a limited time.

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