SEGA announced today that Total War: Rome II – Pirates & Raiders DLC is now available. According to the press release, Pirates & Raiders introduces the ancient-world Balkan culture, consisting of three new playable factions. Each is adept at raiding or piracy, and capable of amassing huge mercenary armies at lightning speed.
Players can now ransack the campaign map as the Ardiaei of Illyria, and the Thracian tribes of Tylis and the Odrysian Kingdom. With their own rosters of military and naval units, distinct traits, religion and play styles, the Balkan factions offer new and unique ways to experience the Grand Campaign in ROME II.
To complement the Pirates & Raiders Culture Pack, ROME II owners were updated with extra free content earlier this week. This latest Free-LC comprised an extra playable faction from the Balkan culture – the fiercely independent Thracian tribe of The Getae – plus a new historical battle, The Battle of Pydna.