Creative Assembly, the developer behind the popular Total War strategy series, announced a new spin-off series titled Total War Saga back in July. Games in the series would focus on crucial points in history rather than entire historical eras.
Today, SEGA announced the very first game in this new series, Thrones of Britannia. Albeit without any gameplay, the game's trailer is seen above, and taken from its newly established Steam page, the game description reads as follows:
The year is 878 AD, the embattled English king Alfred the Great has mounted a heroic defence at the battle of Edington, and blunted the Viking invasion. Chastened – but not yet broken – the Norse warlords have settled across Britain. For the first time in nearly 80 years, the land is in a fragile state of peace.
Throughout this sceptred isle, the kings of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales sense a time of change approaching; a time of opportunity. There will be treaties. There will be war. There will be turns of fortune that become the stuff of legend, in a saga that charts the ascent of one of history’s greatest nations.
Kings will rise. One will rule.
Regarding the spin-off series, Total War series director Mike Simpson said, "Our aim with Total War Sagas is to explore key flashpoints at distinct places and times in history," adding that, "Unlike our era-spanning titles, we’re putting defined geographical areas under the microscope, building super-detailed campaign maps with a strong cultural focus and flavour that players can dive into. This will complement our broader-scope titles perfectly.”
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia isn't sporting an exact release date yet, with the announcement only saying that it will arrive sometime in 2018 for PC. Also, Creative Assembly announced last week that a new expansion pack, titled Empire Divided, is heading for Total War: Rome II, four years after the game's launch.
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