Expeditions: Rome demo version available on December 17; Rome & Greece Trailer
THQ Nordic and Logic Artists have announced that a free demo for Expeditions: Rome will be available on Steam starting on December 17, offering about 4 hours of gameplay. Additionally, a new trailer has been shared, titled the 'Rome & Greece Trailer'.
THQ Nordic has also announced a Streamer Weekend event to coincide with the demo release on December 17, where participating streamers will play through the first act of Expeditions: Rome while interacting with their audience with various in-game integration. All the details on this event can be found below.
How did famous consul Cato the elder put it once? „Ceterum censeo Expeditionem esse demonstrandum!“ (By the way, I think Expeditions needs to be shown!“). And who are we, to mess with the opinion of such a wise man? From December 17th, 2021 onwards, a playable demo for Expeditions: Rome, the upcoming cRPG, will be available on Steam. The demo will let you take command of conquering Lesbos at the start of the Greece campaign and offers about 4 hours of gameplay, to find out if you have what it takes to be a great Roman Legatus - and to find out if Expeditions: Rome has what it takes to be crowned your new favorite cRPG.
Download the demo on Steam: https://thqn.net/rome-steam
To get accustomed to Greece, before you set foot on its soil, watch the latest trailer for Expeditions: Rome, showing the impressive vista of Greece and the heart of the empire, Rome, the eternal city itself.
Streamer Weekend – The biggest and most ambitious Twitch Extension to date
If watching is more your thing – we‘ve got you covered. Starting in the early PST morning of Friday, December 17th, through Monday, December 20th, a selected group of streamers will be given special preview access to the first act of Expeditions: Rome, allowing them to play the entire Greece campaign while using the new Expeditions: Rome Twitch extension. THQ Nordic partnered up with Muxy Inc. (developing the extension and managing Twitch integration) & Leviathan Core Inc. (securing streamers and content creators for this event weekend and for activations surrounding the game’s release on January 20, 2022) to deliver the most ambitious, expansive Twitch extension to ever exist for any game. It will allow the streamer's audience to interact with the game and their favorite streamer like never before.
During Rome’s turn-based combat, audiences can direct AI targets, heal or knock-down both enemy and streamer combatants, re-name units with their TwitchID, set fire to the battlefield, and much much more. Streamers can ask for help or beg for mercy as the audience directly influences how challenging or easy each combat encounter can be at every step of the process. And even outside of combat, the audience can interact heavily with their favorite streamer: vote about choices in dialogues, check the stats of the streamers party, read the quest log to get caught up on the current goals, even send care packages – there is so much possible interactivity, Expeditions: Rome will move the border between single-player and multi-player experience. People will not only be watching and chatting with their streamers, they will play together.
Here’s the list of the participating streamers for this weekend. We hope to see a lot more for the timing around the release of the game so if you are a content creator and want to be onboard, please apply for our extension campaign. Please use this form: https://thqn.net/er-krf
… and Twitch Drops & persistent savegames
During the event, we will be running a special Twitch Drops campaign where viewers of these channels can unlock visual customization options for the game. For the first time ever, players who unlock these special visual drops will be able to use these drops both in the Demo, as well as the Full Game at launch. Players can download the free demo, experience the early moments of our story, and play with their earned drops right away. Players will also be able to migrate their demo save files to the full game at launch, keeping their story progress and choices.
Expeditions: Rome will launch on January 20th, 2022 on PC at an SRP of $ 44.99 | € 44.99 | £ 36.99.