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Total War: Rome 2 'Caesar in Gaul' DLC delayed to next week

Developer needs "more time to squeeze in some additions" to an accompanying patch

Creative Assembly has delayed the release of Total War Rome 2's 'Caesar in Gaul' campaign expansion to December 17.

"Just a heads up to let you know that we've pushed back the release of the Caesar in Gaul Campaign Pack slightly to Tuesday 17th December in order to give us a bit more time to squeeze in some additions to the accompanying patch," said the developer in a statement on Tuesday.

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Previously set for release on December 12 for £9.99/€14.99/$14.99, the expansion will let players choose from four playable factions (Gallic Arverni, Germanic Suebi, Belgic Nervii and Rome) in a conflict inspired by Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Total War series creative director Mike Simpson said: "We've always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar's war in Gaul is the ideal place to start." Full details on the expansion's contents are here.

The accompanying update - titled 'Patch 8' - promises technical and performance issue updates, AI and pathfinding improvements and more. A full list of updates is on the official site.

Total War Rome 2 sales hit 800,000 copies in the game's first month of availability, Sega said in November.

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