I know, right? Here I was expecting Zerg. Nevertheless, Creative Assembly have begun to detail the factions that will be available for play in their upcoming sequel, and the first one is, of course, Rome.
“Well-drilled, well-equipped heavy infantry form the backbone of the army. The young, lightly armoured hastati man the frontlines. Behind them stand the more skilled, chainmail-clad principes. The oldest and most experienced warriors – the bronze-armoured triarii – hold the rear. These monolithic formations are supported by the Roman cavalry, or equites.”
Mechanically speaking, Roman players can expect to benefit from Rome’s excellence in metalwork, enjoy “enhanced military development”, and the ability to “exploit the masses to maintain public order”.
“Furthermore, the player will choose to conduct the affairs of Rome as the head of one of three great Roman houses: The Julia, The Cornelia, and the Junia, each of which bring further economic, military and cultural benefits.”
Source: SEGA Blog