Total War: Rome 2′s ‘Hannibal at the Gates’ DLC announced

Total War Rome 2 Hannibal at the Gates

By on March 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Creative Assembly have announced that Rome 2 will get a new major DLC pack, Hannibal at the Gates, on March 25. According to CA, the DLC will take place in the Western Mediterranean at the outbreak of the second Punic War.

Hannibal at the Gates will feature a new campaign map, five playable factions with new units, new civil tech trees for Rome and Carthage, and newcomers Syacuse, the Aervaci and the Lusitani. CA also promise that “another significant free content update” for the game will be coming soon, “benefiting all players regardless of whether they own any DLC”. Stay tuned for more news on that.

Source: Thanks, Matthew

8 comments (Leave your own)

What a fucking joke. The games not been out more than a few months and already the DLC costs half the base game price. That’s some damn overpriced as fuck DLC, heck I even reckon most of it was stripped from the base game.

I can’t wait till Arena comes out.. that’s going to be some glorious as fuck screwing over people. And then the sequel when Warhammer finally hits.. What you think games workshop wasn’t being greedy enough with their overpriced miniatures, you ain’t seen shit yet son.

 

CA are kidding themselves if they think I’m spending anymore money on this broken ass game. I know it’s a lot better than when it started but I lost motivation to play it early. Now I can’t go back.

 

shogun 2 ftw! all you need is the blood pack then get mod units, and then the 135 province mod and it beats the pants off of this

 

gammad:
What a fucking joke. The games not been out more than a few months and already the DLC costs half the base game price. That’s some damn overpriced as fuck DLC, heck I even reckon most of it was stripped from the base game.

I can’t wait till Arena comes out.. that’s going to be some glorious as fuck screwing over people. And then the sequel when Warhammer finally hits.. What you think games workshop wasn’t being greedy enough with their overpriced miniatures, you ain’t seen shit yet son.

Yes Because $13.99 is half the base games price.

And I’m afraid this DLC was asked for. Yes people wanted a Punic wars DLC. People wanted Iberian factions and Syracuse. And now they get one.

Caesar in Gaul was good. This one will probably be good too.

The only major issue this game has now is siege AI that doesn’t understand the concept of walls. But this game has way better performance than release, a smart campaign AI That’s a little too smart as it abuses game mechanics a little bit (a random rich faction will declare war on you then ask for peace just so it can get a diplomatic bonus with the right people). The battle AI is very smart and will use baiting tactics as well as flanking manoeuvres and they will pick the high ground and dynamically alter their positions if you are attacking From multiple sides. The problem is they use the same battle AI to deal with attacking a walled city. It doesn’t work to well.

Compared to the early patches the game is pretty damn good. Patch 5 things started to turn around and by patch 8 this game was very playable. So don’t slag something off you haven’t played in months.

Is shogun 2 even on the higher difficulties would first suicide charge their cavalry general included then send in the rest with pretty much no thought and tons of artificial buffs. Or in a siege they would make their infantry climb the highest walls and you could easily fend off men with a garrison force if you could cover most of the walls.

 

“Yes Because $13.99 is half the base games price.”

My thoughts exactly, never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

I will probably pick this up when it goes on sale for a few dollars.

“CA also promise that “another significant free content update” for the game will be coming soon.”

Can’t complain about this, most publishers wouldn’t even consider free content updates.

 

They even have a name for free content updates they do so many. FreeLC.

 

lemonater47: Yes Because $13.99 is half the base games price.

I’m refering to all up cost of DLCs post release. So Greek City States, CoG, Blood Pack and now this.

Ignoring the rest of your god awful stockholm syndrome. Seriously I fully justify these studios ripping you guys off because its almost like you enjoy it.

 

gammad,

Welcome to 2014.

And they hae been doing campaign DLCs for ages. Since rome 1 at least if not earlier. But since 2005 they have been releasing new campaign DLCs. They were just called expansions back then. Empire they started doing unit packs. Shogun 2 was the blood pack and faction packs. Rome 2 has free extra content as well. I’ve spent $20 US in DLC and I have all of it. As much of it was free or a preorder bonus. Some people might not want blood or the beasts of war. The blood pack also raises the rating to an 17/18+ in most countires too. And at $3 each who’s complaining.

Indie games are following suit. So don’t talk about big corporations doing it.

Boycotting things only affects yourself too.

 
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