Rome: Total War™ – Alexander, the latest expansion pack for Creative Assembly's award-winning strategy title, Rome: Total War. Due for release on PC in June 2006, Alexander will utilize the unique gameplay of Rome to bring to life the meteoric rise of one of history's most brilliant generals: Alexander the Great.
SEGA and The Creative Assembly will offer Alexander exclusively for digital download from www.sega.com, www.totalwar.com, and www.sega-europe.com. The expansion offers an epic addition to the Total War series boasting more that 30 hours of gameplay and will feature a brand new campaign game map, spanning Alexander's unification of Greece and his subsequent conquest of the Persian Empire. The expansion pack will also include six new historical battles portraying Alexander's triumphs against the Greek, Persian, and Indian forces. These new battles will also be available for online and LAN multiplayer use.
"The next challenge for Rome: Total War fans has arrived," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "The impressive detail and craftsmanship with which The Creative Assembly has designed Rome: Total War – Alexander is guaranteed to transport players back in time to ancient battlefields to experience some of the most epic battles in human history."
The new historical battles in Alexander unlock sequentially, telling a story and accurately reflecting the conditions that Alexander endured and the tactics he employed.
For the first time in the Total War™ series, The Creative Assembly is elevating the production values and storytelling of its battles by linking them together with seven high-quality movies featuring the incredible voice talent of Brian Blessed (Alexander and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace). These movies will tell the epic story of Alexander and provide an in-depth historical backdrop to each of the battles.
The new campaign in Alexander will give players the objective of matching the achievements of one of the greatest generals in Western civilization. It adds four new factions to the original game, including the Macedonians and Persians. More than 60 new units are also now available, including Persian scythed chariots, elite immortals, and all of Alexander's most famous units, including the Hypaspists, Phalangists, and Companion cavalry.