SEGA have confirmed that their recently aquired studio, The Creative Assembly, are working on an expansion to Rome: Total War titled Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion. The expansion, which is set two hundred years after Rome: Total War, features over 100 new units, night battles, 10 new playable factions and a new map, updated to reflect the 200 year gap.

"Barbarian Invasion will contain a multitude of new features comprising of enough content to fulfil a full PC title release," said Tim Ansell, Managing Director, The Creative Assembly. "CA have always aspired to make games for the fans and we have addressed the feedback from consumers to create the ultimate Rome experience."

"We are delighted to have this superb title on our release schedule," added Matt Woodley, Creative Director at SEGA. "It further demonstrates both CA's ability to deliver the best games in the genre, and SEGA's commitment to develop the Total War brand and maintain it's global status."

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion is set for release on the PC in September 2005.