Total War Rome 2: Parthia Faction Added, New Screenshot Showcased
The Persians are coming! The Persians are coming!
Creative Assembly’s upcoming historical RTS, the latest in its award winning and commercially successful Total War line, gets a new faction. The Parthians, a horse-riding army armed with scales and spears, join Total War: Rome 2’s mix of politics and warfare.
The Romans fought with the Parthians between 66 BC to 217 AD in what would serve as the warm-up for the Roman-Persian Wars (that subsequently lasted 719 years).
Parthia is described in Total War: Rome 2 as being full of skilled statesmen that look to tolerance and fairness when governing. The empire itself is said to have contained large city-states along with the usual rural settlements.
How that all factors into the fight for diplomacy and supremacy in Total War: Rome 2, slated for release on PC by Sega this October, remains to be seen. In the meantime, bask in the awesomeness of the pre-Persian Empire and its powerful rush towards victory in the above screenshot.