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Rome 2 Total War: first playable faction revealed

Unsurprisingly the first faction to be shown off is Rome itself

Sega has revealed the first playable faction in Rome 2: Total War.

The Roman faction is detailed on the new Total War Wiki, which will eventually feature maps showing off each faction's starting position, plus information on their varying strengths.

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Sega says of the different factions: "Representing key powers within the Greco-Roman, Barbarian, and Eastern cultures, every faction features its own agents and political system, and three tech trees representing civic, military and engineering disciplines.

"Each will have its own dilemmas to face and different styles of army to manage. Certain factions - such as Rome - are split into a number of playable families, which bring further unique benefits to their base faction traits."

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It was recently reported that the Rome 2: Total War release date has been set for October 2013, although Sega's officially announced launch window for the game is simply late next year.

CVG visited Creative Assembly in June for an exclusive first look at the sequel, and you can read every detail in our Rome 2: Total War preview and our Rome 2: Total War interview with lead designer James Russell.

You can also check out the debut Rome 2: Total War gameplay trailer.

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