Total War's Next Entry Tackles The Legendary Three Kingdoms of 190CE China

“It is 190CE and China is in turmoil.”

“It is 190CE and China is in turmoil.”

As such, the developers made a decision to just go ahead and release the trailer for Total War: Three Kingdoms.

Sega and Creative Assembly pulled the curtain back on the next entry in the series today, and it's titled Total War: Three Kingdoms.

Speaking of legendary soldiers, it seems likely that Three Kingdoms will retain the Legendary Lords mechanic utilized in the Total War: Warhammer series. It is a brutal and oppressive regime, and as Dong Zhuo's power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy. He is but a figurehead; a mere puppet for the tyrant warlord Dong Zhuo. Three heroes will swear allegiance to one another and rise up with the support of warlords from great families, banding together to challenge him.

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The feedback from the community is quite positive and many are wondering whether the game will follow historical fiction and romanticize the Three Kingdoms, or if it will be more accurate to what actually happened during that burgeoning time in China.

Creative Assembly has enjoyed a lot of success with the Total War series, most recently partnering up with Games Workshop for a couple fantasy treks through the world of Warhammer. Will they triumph against the tyrant, or will personal ambition shatter their already crumbling alliance and drive them to supremacy?

No other information was provided as of press time alongside the announcement trailer and the screenshots. Koei Tecmo have been mining the period for their Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors titles for years (between the two series, they've released over 30 games). There isn't a release date, just yet, but I'd expect the game to release sometime in the fall.

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