The official wiki for Total War: Rome II only had spaces for eight faction symbols but has since gained a ninth, teasing yet more nations ready to nip at the heels of Rome, Carthage and now Egypt.
Under the rule of a former general for Alexander, Egypt now stands at a time of great opportunity for expansion, although it will take time for natives to accept their new rulers.
"The intermingling of Greek and Egyptian fighting styles provides the Ptolemaic Pharaohs with a military that is both advanced and balanced, yet still honours the role of the champion commander," blurbs the Total War wiki.
"Making great use of spear and pike, their forces are further diversified with skilled swordsmen, scythed chariots, and more exotic units such as African war elephants. Egypt's position on the Mediterranean Sea also requires a substantial navy to protect its colonial and trade interests."
"While Alexandria has become a beacon of civilisation and learning, its rulers are power-hungry opportunists. This new dynasty may yet expand its territory and influence further – perhaps to unify the Greek-speaking peoples? Or west, to carry out Alexander's threatened conquest of Carthage?"
Total War: Rome II releases on PC this October.