Sega today revealed the release date, pre-order bonus, and Collector’s Edition for Total War: Rome II. The The eighth standalone game in the Total War series of strategy games will launch on September 3rd, 2013 across all territories on both physical and digital formats.

If you pre-order any edition from participating retailers you will receive Rome II’s first DLC for free alongside the game on release day. This first DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game; Epirus, Athens and Sparta.

The Total War: ROME II Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single, extremely limited run; only 22,000 individually numbered copies will be manufactured. This edition contains a wealth of custom, Roman-themed games and items, bound in a leather-effect presentation box, complete with gold logo and magnetic closure.

Total War: Rome II is now available for pre-order from the SEGA Store ( and other retailers world-wide