2004’s Rome: Total War is getting a remaster called Total War: Rome Remastered on 29 April. The remaster is already available for pre-purchase on Steam for RM95. Owners of the original version of the turn-based strategy/real-time tactics hybrid will get a 50% discount until 1 June at 7AM GMT+8.
Total War: Rome Remastered will feature support for 4K, ultra-widescreen, and native UHD resolution as well as visual updates. “This visual upgrade extends across a multitude of features, including re-modeled buildings and objects, and environment effects like dust clouds and heat haze,” says the Steam page. “The refreshed campaign maps also boasts new high-resolution models, and units have been remodelled and retextured to look their very best on the battlefield.”
The gameplay has also received some tweaks, with the remaster offering map rotations and greater zoom level in the Campaign. Meanwhile, new features include heat maps and new icon overlays, while Battle mode gets a new tactical map, unit displays, and range markers.
Total War: Rome Remastered is also adding a new Agent in the form of Merchants, who can “be sent all over the world to create trade links, access resources and buy out rivals to increase your income and assert your faction’s economic power”, along with 16 “previously locked” factions. Additionally, Windows, macOS, and Linux users can square off against each other in multiplayer.
The remaster will include the Alexander and Barbarian Invasion DLCs, along with the original ROME: Total War Collection. The ROME: Total War Collection will become available to play when Total War: Rome Remastered releases and is Windows-only.