Total War: Rome Remastered is coming to Steam on April 29 and is being remastered in 4k with improvements to the visuals and gameplay. The strategy title will also include the Alexander and Barbarian Invasion DLC's as well as a copy of the original Rome: Total War Collection, so even if we have a Warcraft 3: Reforged scenario we will still have easy access to the older titles.
What's new in Total War: Rome Remastered?
As previously mentioned, we'll be receiving 4k optimization and ultra-widescreen and UHD resolution support. The includes remodeled buildings and objects, and environmental effects like dust clouds and heat haze. The campaign is being "refreshed", and will boast "high-resolution models" such as the units, which have been remodeled and retextured.
For the gameplay itself, the in-game camera has been enhanced, with map rotation and wider zoom available in the Campaign mode. Heat maps and new icon overlays have been added for gameplay mechanics like diplomacy and security. In Battle mode there's a new tactical map, unit displays and range markets give you greater command over Rome's battlefields.
There are now 16 additional factions added to the game that were previously locked, giving 38 playable factions for players to conquer the world with. With these factions you can now fight for the first time in Total War history in cross-platform play, with Windows, macOS, and Linux users now able to go to full-on total war on each other. There's also a new agent type being added to the game: merchants, which can be sent all over the world to create trade links, access resources, and buy out rivals to both increases your own monies brought in and show off your vast piles of wealth to the unsophisticated barbarians.
From now until May 31st 2021, there's a half-price offer where if you already own the original Rome: Total War you'll get the game for half-off on Steam, so be sure to check out the Steam page here for the new version if you're interested in waging total war.