Long ago, the Han dynasty of China faced a turbulent decline after the death of Emperor He. In this period of economic crisis and bloody turmoil, three kingdoms emerged from a broken dynasty to fight for control of China under their own banner. This era was so prolific in Chinese history that the epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms was written in the fourteenth century to commemorate this time. Regarded as one of the most influential body of works, Romance of the Three Kingdoms spawned classic tails in art and media for centuries to come. The most recent work comes from Creative Assembly and Sega in the form of Total War: Three Kingdoms.
Total War: Three Kingdoms is the first Total War game to take inspiration from a romanticized version of history. Influenced by Luo Guanzhong’s famous novel, it follows the dramatic lives and deeds of mythical warlords and their retainers in 2nd to 3rd Century China as they battle to reunify the country under one rule. Total War’s cinematic trailer follows the story of one of the three warlords, Cao Cao, who is a strategic mastermind and cunning leader. Players wishing to play as Cao Cao will benefit from his ability to rally troops, his arsenal of siege equipment and legendary duels. He’ll be the best choice for players who enjoy a “divide and conquer” approach.
Three Kingdoms features highly romanticized elements, including mythical generals with preternatural fighting abilities able to tackle scores of enemy troops single-handedly and heavily influence battles. However, for those seeking more historical accuracy, Total War will include a Classic Mode that offers more a more grounded and authentic experience. Total War: Three Kingdoms arrives on the PC battlefield Spring 2019.