Creative Assembly’s epic warfare series is pivoting back to historical battles with its newest iteration, Thrones of Britannia.
Publisher Sega announced earlier this week that Thrones of Britannia will be part of a new Total War Saga series, a set of games focused on particular moments in history rather than the vast eras covered in previous games. The game will take place in 878 A.D. during the Viking invasions of the British Isles and will place you in the role of one of the many kings vying for power.
“Our aim with Total War Sagas is to explore key flashpoints at distinct places and times in history,” said series director Mike Simpson via press release. “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 flavor that players can dive into. This will complement our broader-scope titles perfectly.”
While Thrones of Britannia narrows its scope, the time period is one that was previously unexplored by the series, with Medieval Total War II only starting at the Norman Conquests of 1066. The smaller focus on factions fighting over control of an island echoes the highly regarded Total War: Shogun II and should provide a more focused scenario than the traditional Total War games.
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is set of release in 2018.