Total War: Rome 2 developer The Creative Assembly has revealed that it wants to make its full-scale battles uncomfortable for you to play, with horrific scenes, violence and tension by the truckload.
Speaking with MCV, The Creative Assembly brand director Rob Bartholomew explained, “We’ve got naval battle and land battles interacting for the first time, so you can throw ships up beaches and have people ‘Saving Private Ryan-ing’ it up the beach.”
“When I say Saving Private Ryan,” Bartholomew continued, “that’s a phrase we’re using around the office a lot because we’re trying to inject that real feeling of horrific warfare so that the loss of your troops is going to affect you more deeply this time around.”
“We’re putting more personality into the troops that you’ll send marching off across the battlefield by using facial motion capture and giving more resources to animation.”
“We want to create that level of human strife, drama and character on a very macro-scale amongst these gigantic battles at the same time.”
Total War: Rome 2 is out on PC in 2013.