Total War: Rome Remastered comparison trailer highlights upgrades

With the recent announcement of Total War: Rome Remastered, fans of the popular strategy game series are no doubt wanting to know more about the promised enhancements and upgrades this new version has to offer over the 2004 original.

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Well, they’re in luck. Developers Creative Assembly and Feral Interactive have released a Total War: Rome Remastered trailer, showing a side by side comparison of the two games. While it isn’t a top to bottom remake, the change here is fairly significant, Rome Remastered boasting native 4K visuals with updates to environments and unit models as well as the campaign map.

Total War: Rome Remastered launches on April 29th and is now available to pre-order via Steam for £24.99. Here’s a fully list of features you can expect:

• Improved Visuals: Total War: ROME REMASTERED ushers the classic strategy title into the modern gaming era with full 4K visuals, native support for ultra-high-definition resolution and overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models.

• New Gameplay Content: Wage war across new fronts with 16 previously unplayable factions to play on top of the original 22, and send the new Merchant agents on missions to establish lucrative trade networks across the map, buy out rival Merchants, and assert your empire’s economic power.

• Modernised Features: Players can exercise more control than ever with new features such as a tactical map during battles, plus heat maps and icon overlays in campaign mode. Existing mechanics have also been improved, including an overhauled diplomacy system, wider camera zoom levels throughout the game, and camera rotation on the campaign map.

• Improved Help Systems: A swathe of improved support has been added, including a redesigned tutorial, a new in-game Wiki, expansive advice and tooltips, and improved accessibility for colour blind players.

• Cross-platform Multiplayer: Players can enjoy cross-platform PVP multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux, a first for the Total War franchise.

• Complete Original Content: Total War: ROME REMASTERED includes the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander expansions in glorious new detail, and players will also gain access to the original ROME: Total War Collection (only playable on Windows).

Source: YouTube (Total War)

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