The Caesar in Gaul expansion adds a new campaign based on the Gallic wars under Caesar
Sega and Creative Assembly, the teams behind Total War Rome II, have announced the first campaign expansion for the successful 2013 strategy title. The expansion will give players chance to take part in one of the greatest wars of the Roman Empire, with four playable factions including the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii, the Gallic Arverni, and of course, the Romans of Caesar himself. The great leaders of these people, including Caesar himself, and Arverni leader Vercingetorix, will also be available to play as in these great battles, including Caesar’s last great battle in Gaul, the battle of Alesia.
Mike Simpson, Creative Director of the Total War series had the following to say about the expansion:
“We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to start. We’ve also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements”.
.The expansion claims to offer a far tighter scope in terms of locations and the amount of time covered, and Creative Assembly have claimed that this will allow a much greater level of geographic detail. As a result the maps for the expansion, which cover 18 provinces across Gaul and the south coast of Britannia, can be expected to be more extensive and more detailed that the original Total War: Rome II environments.
The Gallic Wars only lasted from 58-51 BC, and this means that each in-game year has been split in to more turns, to allow more seasonal changes and effects, including some interesting seasonal visuals. The shorter time period also promises to allow shorter multiplayer games than the original Total War: Rome II campaign.
Alongside the Gallic Wars campaign, the expansion is also set to add much more to the standard campaign, including three new playable factions: the Nervii, the Boii and the Galatians, as well as adding a host of new units.
The Caesar in Gaul expansion pack will be available on December 12th for £9.99/$14.99.