Rome: Total War coming to iPad

A Roman tablet.

Rome: Total War, one of the best strategy games ever made, will be playable on a flipping iPad.

Instead of commanding your troops with a mouse and keyboard, as is right and proper, you draw movement orders with your fingers on a touchscreen.

Instead of sitting in front of a PC, as we did back in 2004, you conquer the known world while on your commute to work, or when you're sitting on the toilet.

"Rome: Total War for iPad comes without compromise," says the press release I just read. I'm pretty skeptical about that, given the complex nature of the game's controls, but when it comes to features, it sounds like everything is there.

You can run a full grand campaign, with all 11 factions playable, and it can apparently handle thousands of units on-screen with "upgraded graphics that take advantage of the iPad's high-resolution Retina screen".

No word on the release date just yet, but it's playable on first generation iPad Air and iPad mini 2 models or better.

The game's expansions, Barbarian Invasion and Alexander, will be released separately at some point in the future.

Rome: Total War. On an iPad. I don't even know what that means.

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