The Creative Assembly is at it once again. The studio famous for the Total War series has just announced the next entry as Total War: Rome II. The new game is, obviously, a sequel to the popular Rome: Total War, and focuses on building an empire once again. The Creative Assembly is aiming for a huge amount of detail and scale, with battles between "tens of thousands" of troops. Total War: Rome II will feature the "most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles" of any TW game, and will even have a focus on personal storylines and decisions of the player and historical figures. Total War: Rome II has a brand new graphics engine and unit cameras to get you into the action like never before, plus naval warfare is being included. The first couple of screenshots show off a naval invasion and troops marching through a city, and I have to say the game already looks magnificent.
Total War: Rome II is scheduled to launch in the second half of next year.