Sega Europe and Sega of America have announced that they will publish the anticipated Rome: Total War expansion, Barbarian Invasions for PC, due in September 2005.

"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 its global status."

The Barbarian Invasion begins 200 years after the main campaign in Rome: Total War and times have changed, so the European map in the game has changed to reflect this. With the new expansion you get to control over 100 new units and play as either the Barbarians or defend the Empire as a leader of one of the two former Romes: the Western and Eastern Empires. The expansion is also said to offer improved AI as well as night battles requiring new tactics to defeat the enemy.