Total War series developer Creative Assembly has been quite busy as of late, with the announcement of Total War Saga spin-off series, an expansion pack for Rome II, the release and maintenance of Total War: Warhammer II, along with another Warhammer sequel in the works to complete the trilogy. 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.
Leaving behind the recent games' fantasy setting, Three Kingdoms will bring the series back to history-based conflicts, based in ancient China this time. Sadly we won't get to see any gameplay just yet, but the new cinematic trailer, seen above, is certainly worth a watch.
Creative Assembly's official description for the game reads:
It is 190CE and China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor, who is a mere puppet for the tyrant Dong Zhuo. The brutal and oppressive regime’s power grows as the empire slips further into anarchy. Yet hope blossoms in the form of three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of calamity.
Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance.
Other than a Fall 2018 release window for PC, there isn't any more information regarding Total War: Three Kingdoms just yet. Fans of the series have been clamoring for it to return to its historical roots for some time, hopefully, this new entry can satisfy those voices.
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