Total War: Rome 2 "approaching beta," watch our E3 Sega booth tour

Graham is hitting the stands at E3 2013 this week and ducked into the SEGA booth for a look at their RTS-tastic line-up, which includes Company of Heroes 2 and, one of our most anticipated games of E3 , Total War: Rome 2 . There he had a chance to chat to studio communications manager Al Bickham, who said that Rome 2 is "approaching beta" ahead of its distant release on September 3. The Creative Assembly are doing "feature tweaking, a lot of polish, a lot of bug hunting" ahead of the beta.

"We've got all the bits in a bag, we've got all the features, and it's making sure they're all balanced and they're meshing and working together properly" says Al. Watch the video below.

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Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.