Imperator: Rome – Heirs of Alexander content pack and free Marius update arrive this month

Some pretty great things are coming to Imperator: Rome, if you’ll excuse the pun, with the Heirs of Alexander content pack and the major 2.0 ‘Marius’ update both set to arrive on 16th February 2021.

Heirs of Alexander is all about the power vacuum that follows the death of Alexander III of Macedon, with the Seleucid, Ptolemaix, Antigonid and Macedonian kingdoms all seeking to claim his legacy.

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Here’s what the content pack offers:

  • Unique Mission Trees: New special mission objectives for the Antigonid Empire in Anatolia, Seleucid Empire in Asia, Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt, Macedonia and Thrace.
  • Shared Mission Tree: Diadochi-themed mission objectives available to all of the Successor Kingdoms.
  • Wonder Designer: New tool that allows players to build their own custom monuments, adding bonuses to their location or to the entire empire.
  • New Events: Various Historical Events based on the history and legacy of Alexander’s followers.
  • New Deities: Regional gods and goddesses from the Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • New Treasures: Distinctive artifacts from the Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • New Music: Three new music tracks to inspire your Successor Kingdom.

As a content pack, the DLC will be priced at $9.99/£7.19/€9.99.

Supporting this is the significant 2.0 ‘Marius’ update, which will be free for all players. It will make for a major overhaul of the military systems in the game, adding new features to enhance your wartime efforts.

Here’s a rundown of what it offers:

  • Levies: Draft levies from your provinces to fight your wars. Their size and composition is based on the cultures and population types in the province.
  • Legions: Advance your military technology to create standing, professional military forces to guard your empire. But beware of their cost and tendency to follow disloyal generals.
  • Military Histories: Legions and Mercenary units have histories that will list their accomplishments over time, earning honors or penalties based on their legacies.
  • Engineers: Special cohort to help with sieges, river crossings and road building.
  • Changes to Inventions and Military Traditions: Radically overhauled invention system – unlock new abilities alongside old inventions, and shape your civilization like never before.
  • Diadochi War Goal: New large scale conquests available to Hellenistic kingdoms to better model the ambitions of Successor rulers.
  • UI Overhaul: Completely reworked interface to make options and decisions more intuitive.
  • And much more: New unit models for levy and legion units, new port construction options, changes to forts and deities.

Source: press release

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