'Total War: Rome 2' gets a release date

SEGA have announced a release date Creative Assembly's upcoming RTS title, Total War: Rome 2.

The game will have a global simultaneous launch on September 3, 2013. SEGA also announced that a Collector's Edition for the game will be available for pre-order. The CE will only have 22,000 copies printed which will be numbered accordingly and will come with select Roman-themed leather items.

If you pre-order any version of the game you'll get access to the game's first DLC for free. The particular DLC is the Greek States Culture Pack which will contain three additional playable factions - Epirus, Athens, and Sparta. Each faction will come with unique units, buildings, missions, and win conditions.