Activision sent over a press release announcing that Creative Assembly's strategy game Rome: Total War is shipping fall 2004. "The revolutionary new Total War(tm) engine technology brings to life epic, cinematic battles beyond anything ever seen before in a game. Players will be transported to the battlefields of ancient history's greatest conflicts and control mighty armies of up to 10,000 fully polygonal, highly detailed, motion-captured warriors. They can fight as, or against history's most legendary generals including Julius Caesar, Hannibal and the rebel Spartacus, and must use a combination of brains and brawn to successfully conquer the enemy.".