Out of nowhere, SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced a new Total War title. Total War: Three Kingdoms is the name and3 it feels like this was pulled right out of Koei Tecmo’s playbook (Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, anyone?) This game is headed to 190CE China and we’ll get to mess around during the Han Dynasty. This sounds like fun.
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.
Since this was just announced, we didn’t get a chance to see any gameplay. Hopefully, we’ll get to see some during PAX South, or later during PAX East 2018 or even E3 2018. Expect to see Total War: THREE KINGDOMS during Fall 2018.
Oddly enough, this comes after SEGA’s other Total War announcement for Total War: Thrones of Britannia. Looks like SEGA is on a roll again.