Sega and Creative Assembly have officially presented the next entry in the historical strategy series Total War. Named Total War: Three Kingdoms, this chapter will adapt of the first time the classic Chinese novel The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which has been already portrayed in other videogames like the Dynasty Warriors series. Naturally, the game will be set in China around the 2nd century, at at time when the Han dynasty is crumbling, and hundreds of feudal lords from three power blocks fight to either preserve the current order or to create a new one.
Here is an official overview of the game: “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 launches this fall exclusively on PC. Watch the trailer below.