Total War: Three Kingdoms Reveal Trailer Shows China Setting
Jan 10 2018 by Joanne Wise
Set in 190CE, Three Kingdoms sees China in turmoil wherein Dong Zhuo's oppressive regime is gaining pace, and the Han Dynasty empire is at war with itself. The studio just released a brand new announcement trailer to introduce fans to the world of Total War: Three Kingdoms, making good on their promise past year that more historical titles were in the works! The only Total War games the studio has developed since 2015's Total War: Attila have all taken place in the Warhammer universe.
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. Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo's remorseless rule. However, the developer isn't hitting the breaks just yet, with it announcing the next major installment to its strategy series, Total War: Three Kingdoms. But hope yet blossoms.
Some of the gamers are anxious about the fantasy elements, and if it will be like an RTS version of Koei Tecmo and Omega Force's Dynasty Warriors games, which go the pure over-the-top route that mimics the larger-than-life heroism depicted of the generals and key officers in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel. "The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance". Will Creative Assembly be able to do something fresh with the setting with Total War: Three Kingdoms?
This isn't the first time that video games have tackled the Three Kingdoms era; famously the Dynasty Warriors franchise is in part based on the 14th retelling of the period Romance of the Three Kingdoms. More surprising still, the PC title is scheduled to release this September.