Total War: Rome 2: Destroy Carthage is not an instruction. It’s a tie-in novel.

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Total War: Rome 2 is out now; here’s our Total War: Rome 2 review.

Two colons in one title. That can only mean one thing. No, two things. Either we’ve all fallen asleep on the couch watching John Wayne and woken up to the Human Centipede, or the Total War series is getting its first literary adaptation.

Destroy Carthage is written by David Gibbons, underwater archaeologist and bestselling author of books called things like ‘Atlantis’ and ‘Gods of Atlantis’. Its tagline is ‘HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR ROME?’, and you can pre-order it on Amazon UK for £16.99.

That’s what we know. What we don’t know is whether it’ll be historical fiction, or an alternate timeline affair based on the in-game decisions of strategic numpties like me.

So: how far would you go for Rome? I’d go to the corner shop, and perhaps beyond, if the weather stays nice.

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