September 3 is the big day.
By Tim Colwill on August 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm
SEGA and Creative Assembly send word that you can now begin preloading of Total War: Rome 2 on Steam. Australians will see their copies unlock at 5PM on Tuesday September 3rd, while New Zealand players can expect it at 7PM.
SEGA also included a tactful reminder that Rome 2 CD keys will be region locked. If you’ve purchased your copy of it from one of the countries listed on this Total War wiki page, you may want to double-check that it’s going to work.
Copies purchased through sites such as Green Man Gaming and other UK-based sites will be fine.