Sega Announces ‘Total War Saga’, Focused on Smaller-Scale Warfare
There’s a new Total War game on the way, many of them in fact. Sega has announced an upcoming spinoff line to the real-time strategy series Total War called A Total War Saga, which will focus on minor battles and “pivotal flashpoints” throughout history. This smaller-scale variety is a contrast to the usual epic and wide-scope warfare the series is known for, but as the project’s director, Jack Lusted, describes in a blog post, it will still be very much the same experience as one would get with a mainline game.
Total War Saga games will be the same mix of turn-based campaign strategy, real-time battle tactics, and hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay as a regular Total War game, but focused down on a distinct moment. Sagas won’t be revolutionary new titles or introduce brand-new eras; they’ll follow-on from previous Total War games and inhabit the same time-period, or at the very least relate to it. But these are certainly Total War games.”
Since the announcement arrives part-way through the first Total War Saga game’s development, developer Creative Assembly had only a few small details to share. The company went on to liken their new plans to 2011’s Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai, a standalone offshoot of Total War: Shogun 2 that focused solely on the Boshin War.
Remaining unchanged are the games’ content and play time, which Jack Lusted says will have “a narrower focus, but they will still be the epic sandboxes players are familiar with.” One in-development game Lusted brought up was described as having a map similar in size to Total War: Attila, “but focused on a smaller geographic area, and the campaign will take as long to complete as any other Total War title does.”
While this new historical game is brewing up, Creative Assembly will also be occupied with Total War: Warhammer 2, a sequel crossover with fellow RTS franchise Warhammer 40,000. The E3 trailer sees the fantasy game’s High Elves and Lizardmen wage war on each other as well as reveal the title’s Fall release date. Are you a fan of the fantasy mash-up game, or do you live for historical Total War games? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to learn of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day.
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