Feral Interactive announced today that Barbarian Invasion, the standalone expansion for the acclaimed historical strategy game ROME: Total War, will be released for iPhone on 9th May. Originally developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows PC, Barbarian Invasion was previously brought to iPad by Feral Interactive.
Barbarian Invasion brings the series' acclaimed combination of real-time battles and turn-based strategy into the final years of the Roman Empire. Players will take up arms in its defense, or lead the forces striving for its destruction.
Just as for the iPad, Barbarian Invasion on iPhone will offer the full experience of the desktop version, with a UI tailored specifically for iPhones. The game will also take advantage of the latest version of Apple's Metal API, which offers improved performance, enhanced graphics, and reduced battery usage.
Barbarian Invasion for iPhone will be available from the App Store for $4.99/£4.99/5,49€. It will be a universal app, meaning that players who have previously purchased the game on iPad will be able to install it on their iPhone at no additional cost and transfer their save games.
Barbarian Invasion will require an iPhone 5s or later, iOS 12, and 4GB of free space to install. The full list of supported iPhones is below:
• iPhone 5S
• iPhone 6/6 Plus
• iPhone 6S/6S Plus
• iPhone SE
• iPhone 7/7 Plus
• iPhone 8/8 Plus
• iPhone X
• iPhone XS/XS Max
• iPhone XR
• iPod Touch (6th Generation)
The Android version will arrive in June.