Creative Assembly has revealed a new historical Total War, the first in a series of smaller scale games dealing with a specific point in history.
For the last couple of years the Total War games have been focused on the fantasy Warhammer universe, with the last mainline sequel being Rome II way back in 2013.
Thrones Of Britannia isn’t intended to be a game on that scale but the first of their new ‘A Total War Saga’ spin-off series.
The idea is that the games are based on a shorter stretch of history, in this case after the Viking invasions of Britain in 878 AD.
With the Vikings gone everyone is fighting amongst themselves to see who will be king of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
There’s not much more than that to go on at the moment, beyond this brief description from series director Mike Simpson.
‘Our aim with Total War Sagas is to explore key flashpoints at distinct places and times in history’, he said. ‘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’.
The game already has a Steam pre-order page, but no release date more specific than next year.