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Video: a new trailer for the turn-based RPG strategy game Expeditions: Rome dedicated to sieges

THQ Nordic and Logic Artists have released a new trailer for the turn-based RPG Expeditions: Rome. The video showed how the biggest battles in the game take place – sieges.

Image source: community.expeditionsseries.com

Image source: community.expeditionsseries.com

Sieges are the culmination of campaigns to conquer Greece, Egypt, and Gaul. Each of these battles consists of several stages, and the player’s decisions in each of them affect subsequent events and the outcome of the entire campaign. Users have to conduct covert operations, carry out diversionary maneuvers and frontal attacks, burn down bridges, destroy the main opponents and strategic objects.

The developers revealed more details in official blog. Like smaller battles, sieges take place in turn-based mode, but they’ve tried to make them more spectacular through story scenes and dialogue. Characters react to events, comment on progress towards achieving goals and the work of their comrades.

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Sieges differ in level design: all encounters take place in the same huge location. “Even if you’re fighting with a group in a city location, you can rotate the camera and see where other battles are unfolding., the creators wrote. With dynamic lighting, players feel the passage of time: “You can launch an attack at dusk, fight all night, enter the city at daybreak, seal victory, and prepare to celebrate at noon.”.

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Sieges have a unique structure. The creators did not go into detail, but noted that in such battles the Praetorian Guard is divided into several groups, each of which performs its task, and the results of one battle can affect the possibilities of the next. In some cases, players have to switch between two simultaneous encounters.

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One of the most important features of the siege, the developers called the use of catapults. There are three types of ammunition for these weapons: rocks, fireballs that can set the battlefield on fire, and long-range knockdown projectiles. However, full artillery support does not mean that victories will be easy: the catapult will not fire until the next turn, giving enemies time to get out of the danger zone. Players must try to predict opponents’ movement and keep them in place.

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In Expeditions: Rome, players will progress through three military campaigns (in Greece, North Africa and Gaul), the outcome of which will determine the fate of their legion and Rome themselves. You will improve the camp, hire legionnaires, take part in turn-based tactical battles, defend their territories and conquer new ones, develop characters and acquire skills, craft weapons, armor and equipment. “Your decisions will change the lives of comrades, soldiers and even the fate of entire nations”, the authors promise.

Expeditions: Rome Coming to PC January 20th (steam, GOG, Epic game store). A free demo is already available on Valve’s service.

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