News

Novel series based on Total War: Rome II announced
Posted: 20.05.2013 21:11 by Comments: 3
Sega has announced a new series of novels based on Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome II title, penned by David Gibbins. The first book in the series will be released alongside the game in September 2013.

According to Sega, "The story follows Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and his rise to power; from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great’s Empire, to total war in North Africa and the harrowing events of the Siege of Carthage."

Book publisher Pan Macmillan along with US sister company, Thomas Dunne Books, won the rights to publish the series last October 2012.

The first novel in the series will also be localised into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian. Gamers can preorder the book directly at the official book site here.
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.

Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 21, 2013
herodotus
Might be worth a look actually, though there are already many great military novels already published around this period and the latter Empire. Be expensive though I'll bet.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on May 21, 2013
Hammerjinx
I have grave doubts about the novelisation of a highly impersonal strategy game. It could be good, but imo hiring a writer to write the story you tell him to isn't going to produce the same quality as letting him write what he likes.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on May 25, 2013
nikola1010
Novels based on PC games? They don't need a game to base their charachters. For example, Ships of Rome and Captain of Rome are good novels by my opinion, with no game backup. This looks to me like just one more to squeeze more money out of their franchise. Maybe they'll put the novel along the Rome II: Gold Edition pack...