ROME: Total War is a seminal masterpiece of strategy genre which successfully combined the aspects of complex turn-based strategy and management with gritty and hardcore realistic real-time tactical combat, a game that left a deeper and more lasting mark on the genre than the gladius would on the carcass of a fallen enemy. This is the game which at the same time possess the charisma of Augustus, the intelligence of Marcus Aurelius, determination of Hannibal and brutality of Caligula – and, much to the universal thrill of all mobile users, this year it will finally invade our Android and iPhones.
To whom we owe this tremendous debt of gratitude for porting ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion for our mobile devices? As you well know, the Total War franchise was originally created by The Creative Assembly in 2000, but the current port for mobile phones was done by Feral Interactive, an experienced publisher specialized in porting bestselling titles for Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices. They’ve already done a port of ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion for iPad in 2017. Thankfully, the time has come for Android and iPhone users to feel the wrath of the barbarian hordes.
Games from Total War series which are dedicated to ancient Rome have chronicled many important chapters from Rome’s eventful history, but ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion tells the story of its darkest hour. The years of slow and painful decline had weakened once mighty and unassailable empire and now there’s the greatest threat yet before the gates of the proud imperial city, lustful for gold and war-spoils, wreaking havoc and bringing cruel death to all who dare stand on their way. In ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion you’ll have the choice to become the defender of Rome, Roman way of life and all that it represents, possibly changing the unfortunate course of history, or lead the savage invaders to victory, plunging the civilized world into the dark ages.
The official release date for these ports is still unspecified (except the obvious fact that they’ll see the light of day in 2019), but we know that the iPhone version will come out first. Developers promise that all those who already possess iPad version will be able to get it for their iPhones for free. So, be patient for a little while and give developers the time to neatly wrap everything up – even the Rome wasn’t built in a day, let alone the mobile port for one of the best strategies of all times. And, while you’re waiting, consider what you’ll be fighting for: the eternal glory of Rome or might of barbarian hordes?