Sega has revealed the eighth faction for Rome 2 Total War as Egypt, but also added that they may be adding more later on.
The Egyptian faction will be joining those already revealed, which are the Roman, Carthage, Macedon, Iceni, Arverni, Suebi and Parthia factions. Here is a description of the Egypt faction and the unit types you can expect.
“The intermingling of Greek and Egyptian fighting styles provides the Ptolemaic Pharaohs with a military that is both advanced and balanced, yet still honours the role of the champion commander. Making great use of spear and pike, their forces are further diversified with skilled swordsmen, scythed chariots, and more exotic units such as African war elephants. Egypt’s position on the Mediterranean Sea also requires a substantial navy to protect its colonial and trade interests.”
For the full reveal on the eighth faction, watch the video below. You can also view the screenshot showing the Egytpian Pikemen below.