Developer Creative Assembly is working on its next strategy game, this one a sequel to Rome: Total War, and appropriately named Total War: Rome 2.
In contrast with its most recent game Total War: Shogun 2, Rome 2 is said to host the "most expansive turn-based campaign and the largest, most cinematic real-time battles" in the franchise yet, thanks in part to its biggest budget yet (courtesy of Sega). This is especially interesting news given Sega's recent financial troubles and more narrow focus, and the cold shoulder the PC often gets.
The game will focus more on personal storylines and decisions, plus historical figures, family dilemmas, and political plots.
Rome 2 will launch in the second half of 2013.