Total War: Three Kingdoms was announced by developers Creative Assembly via a YouTube trailer. The game is a return to the Total War franchise after two Warhammer games. Here’s a little dive into the 6 things we learned about Total War: Three Kingdoms at its announcement:
It’s Set In Ancient China
The history-based strategy game takes players back to China, particularly in 190 CE, which makes the environment to be set 2000 years ago. It’s the first game in the franchise to be set in ancient China.
Based on the official description of the game, the child-emperor is being exploited by Dong Zhou- a tyrant, who deploys an oppressive rule over China. Further details regarding Total War: Three Kingdoms aren’t on the surface but we’re sure they’ll roll around, as the time for its release nears.
Based On Chinese Historical Novel
Total War: Three Kingdoms is based on a historical novel titled, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. It’s also the name of a series of turn-based strategy games produced by Koei.
It’s safe to say that the developers aren’t aiming for historical accuracy with the game. Moreover, we know that the period this game is inspired by is the bloodiest in Chinese history.
In Total War: Three Kingdoms, three heroes will swear allegiance to one another and rise up with the support of warlords from great families, banding together to challenge Dong Zhuo.
Going from the novel, we tend to think of these heroes to be Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Ce who were the heads of the three dynasties. Also in the trailer, we see historical figures Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Lu Bu, therefore, it’s probable that they’ll have important roles in the game as well.
Makes Up A Part Of Dynasty Warriors
The description might sound like a new Dynasty Warriors game to some as the narrative of Total War: Three Kingdoms is also set in Han Dynasty.
Announced to be released in Fall/September 2018, the game is already available to be added to Steam wishlist. Its availability on any other consoles is yet to be known.
Aims More At Chinese Demographic
With the recent popularity of Steam in China, it seems to be a great strategy to develop a game in the franchise that’s set in ancient China.
Total War: Three Kingdoms is being developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega.