Total War 'Saga' spin-off series announced, will put focus on "pivotal points in history"

A new Total War game series is on the horizon, titled Total War Saga, which Creative Assembly describes as a series of "standalone spin-off titles focusing on exciting pivotal moments in history rather than whole historical eras."

Jack Lusted, the game director of the upcoming first Total War Saga game elaborated more in an interview posted on the official Total War website.

Lusted said that the Saga series would be similar to Total War: Shogun 2's standalone expansion, Fall of the Samurai, which focused on the Boshin War. Instead of focusing on entire eras (Rome, Empire) or single characters (Napoleon, Attila), the spin-off series will revolve around "pivotal points in history", which "lasted only a few months or a few decades at most".

He went on to say that the Saga games will relate to previous Total War games, where they may be set in the same time period. Although exact details were not revealed in the interview, Lusted did tease that the first Saga title will be a follow-up to Total War: Rome 2, comparable to Total War: ATTILA.

The series will still be a host to the familiar Total War gameplay formula with a mix of turn-based strategy on the campaign map and real-time battles with thousands of troops.

The developer promised more information about the spin-off series' first iteration in the coming months, with the game set to release ahead of the next major historical title in the Total War franchise.

Source: Total War

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