Historical fans of Total War rejoice! Aside from giving us a small serving of Thrones of Brittania and the upcoming Total War Warhammer II DLC: The Tomb Kings, they also announced the next Total War epic, Total War Three Kingdoms. Simply by basing on the name, the era will focus on China’s Three Kingdoms-era. If you have no idea about that, just think of the more-than-two-decades-old Dynasty Warriors.
To summarize what they have released, here’s the accompanying text in Total War’s FB page:
The year is 190CE. China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor. He is but a figurehead; a mere puppet for the tyrant warlord Dong Zhuo. It is a brutal and oppressive regime, and as Dong Zhuo’s power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy. But hope yet blossoms.
Three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of tyranny, rally support for the trials ahead. Scenting opportunity, warlords from China’s great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. Will they triumph against the tyrant, or will personal ambition shatter their already crumbling alliance and drive them to supremacy?
The crucible fizzes. Allegiances shift. The fires of conflict stoke opportunity. Only one thing is certain: the very future of China will be shaped by its champions. Total War: Three Kingdoms is the next major historical strategy game in the award-winning Total War series.
Total War: Three Kingdoms will arrive this Fall of 2018.