We stand on the verge of commanding fresh Roman legions with Total War: Rome II, but a few pesky hours remain in the way. Creative Assembly have set loose the official launch trailer.
It asks how far we are willing to go for Rome. It's a cinematic piece with plenty of literal backstabbing. Shall we rule as a tyrant seated in Rome, or lead a horde to superpower status?
"Over 2,000 years ago the Romans set out on a path that culminated in the creation of an empire the like of which the world had never seen, and may never see again," tease Creative.
"A time of glorious victories and bloody defeats, heroic and despotic men and women, families that tore each other apart in pursuit of the eternal city and the power it represented."
Total War: Rome II goes live over Steam in about 17 hours as of press time - pre-load now if you can.