Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion Coming to iPad This March for $4.99

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Feral Interactive has announced it is bringing ROME: Total War - Barbarian Invasion to iPad this March. The title is a standalone expansion pack to the critically acclaimed ROME: Total War, which was faithfully ported to iOS late last year.

As with the previous Creative Assembly conversion, the iPad release of Barbarian Invasion promises a full port of the original desktop game, supplemented by intuitive touch controls, enhanced Retina graphics, and mid-battle autosaves.
Barbarian Invasion is a game of epic scale, offering players a seamless integration of strategy and tactics to fight spectacular battles, while using diplomacy, subterfuge and assassination to dominate the ancient world. Featuring a campaign set in the declining years of the Roman Empire, players can either hasten its fall as a Barbarian commander or take up arms as a Roman General to extend its civilization in a glorious new epoch.
"We have been delighted by the reception of ROME: Total War on iPad and we are confident that Barbarian Invasion, bringing as it does a plethora of new tactical options, will be just as well-received," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

ROME: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for iPad will be available exclusively via the App Store for $4.99. The game can be played without ROME: Total War, which is available on the App Store now for $9.99.

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cracksoup

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This is great! Old games coming to our mobile devices means that consumers are gonna be nostalgic and happy and developers are going to make more well deserved money off of their great classics.
 
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Macwatcher123

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It's a great game. I have RSI and can't play shoot em ups, but I like this one as I can play it slow -- and I'm into the resource type titles like Civ. However, that the expansion pack is coming is very bad news for my relationship. I've been playing the existing since it came out. In many ways it's better than the Mac version. There are occasional hangs and some odd behaviour in the late stage game (which I think pushes the iPad), but overall: really like this title. Recommended.
 

MacBH928

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This is the FULL pc game?
This is interesting... How did the manage a game that was designed to be used with keyboard and mouse to be touch controls?
 

muddygun

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I'd love to see Age of Empires 2 ported to iOS!
Age of empires is to mouse heavy for touch. What you should be wanting to come to iOS is The Witness. Its a game similar to Myst, but a ton better looking; with much more awesome puzzles.
 

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Rome: Total War is a great game. I still play it from time to time on my Mac, though I've installed the Europa Barbarorum mod so I can have historical accuracy since the original game is horribly inaccurate.

AoE II: I still play that too, but I can't imagine playing on an iPad. It's already hard enough to keep up with a keyboard and mouse.
 

Regbial

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This is great! Old games coming to our mobile devices means that consumers are gonna be nostalgic and happy and developers are going to make more well deserved money off of their great classics.
Wait, is this ... sarcasm?
 
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