Total War: Rome II Desert Kingdoms DLC Detailed; Adds Cleopatra and New Middle Eastern/African Factions

Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome II is finally getting a new DLC.

Total War: Rome II originally released back in 2013, and received numerous DLCs ever since. The upcoming DLC, titled Desert Kingdomsadds four new African/Middle Eastern factions. The DLC features female leaders, including Cleopatra, Teuta and a few more. Females can also now “serve a social/political role while in other cultures, women can be generals and fight alongside men.”

The Desert Kingdoms Culture Pack four new playable factions. The kingdoms of Kush, Saba and Nabatea fall under the African/Arabian subculture, while the Masaesyli are of Numidian origin. These factions are native to the deserts of Africa and Arabia. Surviving these harsh environmental conditions has forged them into hardy warriors who use the shifting desert sands to their advantage in battle. While culturally similar, each faction boasts unique new unit rosters which offer different strengths. Each faction also has new building chains and technology trees, playing to their strengths and further differentiating their playstyles.

Alongside their individual Faction Traits, the Desert Kingdoms all share the following Cultural Traits:

  • Desert Warriors: Bonus to morale in desert battles and bonus income from agriculture
  • Deep-rooted Traditions: Penalty to research rate

Total War: Rome II Desert Kingdoms DLC releases on March 8th. If you pre-order now, you can pick it up for £6.29.