Book Deal Spills Total War: Rome 2′s Oct, 2013 Launch
Since the first gameplay video for Total War: Rome 2 was released, I’ve been fiending to play it like Caesar leering across the Cisalpine border at Gaul. We knew it was coming in 2013, but the when of it hasn’t been announced, leaving us to cry ourselves to sleep while we dream of Saturnalia gifts yet to come. Or something.
Anyway, we now know when the game launches. The Bookseller is reporting that Pan Macmillan has acquired the rights to publish a series of tie-in novels, the first of which, according to their announcement, will launch in October, 2013 to coincide with the launch of the game. About the deal, Adult Books division publisher Jeremy Trevathan said “We are delighted to be working with one of the most successful games franchises on the market. What is also particularly exciting is that they have an in-built, committed community of players who are emotionally engaged with the games and who have told their researchers that they are hungry for more ‘story-telling’ within the games and around the games.”
So there you go.