Feral Interactive has announced that an iPhone version of their popular historical strategy game ROME: Total War will be released on August 23rd. The game was previously released on the iPad in November 2016.
ROME: Total War seamlessly blends conquest and politics on a massive scale as it challenges players to build and rule the ancient world’s greatest empire over three hundred years, from the late Roman Republic to the early Roman Empire. Players will deploy strategy and tactics in spectacular real-time battles, and use diplomacy, subterfuge and assassination to smooth the path to ultimate victory in huge turn-based campaigns.
Feral says ROME: Total War on iPhone will be the full experience, tailored specifically for phone, including a redesigned user interface and enhanced touch controls. It will use the latest version of Apple’s Metal API, which offers improved performance, enhanced graphics, and reduced battery usage.
A YouTube video, seen below, shows off the new redesigned UI, as well as the iPhone’s new features such as unit battle status and enhanced zoom. Feral will stream the game on their Twitch channel on Thursday 16th August at 6PM BST / 10AM PDT.
The game will require an iPhone 5S or later, iOS 11, and 4GB of free space to install.
The full list of supported devices includes:
- iPhone 8 plus
- iPhone 7 plus
- iPhone 6s plus
- iPhone 6 plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPod Touch (6th generation)
ROME: Total War for iPhone will be available from the App Store for $9.99/£9.99/€10.99. It will be a universal app, meaning that players who have previously purchased the game on iPad will be able to install it on their iPhone at no additional cost, and transfer their save file.