First in-game footage of Total War: Rome 2 – men roar, elephants stomp, heads roll


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

There’s a point about, ooo, 33 seconds into this Total War: Rome 2 trailer where the camera cuts from the walls of Carthage, overlooking hundreds of miniature Romans and their siege toys, straight to the eyes of a soldier tucked inside one of those same toys, shouting his little head off.

Suddenly, it becomes apparent where Creative Assembly might have spent their budget on this, the most expensive Total War game ever by some margin.

Here’s CA’s description of the Battle of Carthage, similarly scaling back and forth between both the very large and the intimately personal: “The year is 146BC, brilliant tactician Scipio Aemilianus is dispatched by Rome to break the three-year-long siege of Carthage, an unforgivable blight on the glory of the growing Empire.

“Ruthless determination and an almost suicidal amphibious assault is required, but the young consul is uncomfortably aware that the price of victory may be much higher than the senate realises.”

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