The Creative Assembly appears to be cooking up a sequel to Rome: Total War, based on a teaser image pointing to an upcoming issue of PC PowerPlay (via NeoGAF). Sure, there's no specific mention of "Rome 2: Total War," but the image features a vast field of red legions facing off against blue legions, with the series' iconic unit flags jutting out from amidst the masses. You do the math.
There may even be news on the Rome sequel prior to the magazine's July 18, 2012 on sale date, as next month's Rezzed show in the UK (focusing on PC and indie games) will include a presentation called "25 Years of The Creative Assembly." The studio's James Russell recently told Rock Paper Shotgun that fans can expect "a sneak peak of what we're doing next" during the talk. That presentation is happening on July 6, so look for more on this at the end of next week.
The Creative Assembly continues to deliver some of the most elaborate and historically accurate real-time strategy gaming available. After the success of Shogun 2: Total War, I think it's fair to say that fans have plenty to look forward to from another Rome game.