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In recent years, Creative Assembly has really begun stepping up the number of releases. While Total Warhammer has been a bit of a distraction for a couple of years now, CA has sized up considerably and is now ready to deliver both historical and fantasy-themed grand strategy, encompassing mainline titles and new, slightly smaller Total War Saga series. Thrones of Britannia is the first of these efforts. It's set in Britain around 878 AD and depicts a war among rival clans as well as the Viking invasion.
It’s about 4:30pm here in England and I’ve just found out it’s St. George’s Day, showing frighteningly little respect to the English heritage behind Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. Don’t worry though, Creative Assembly doesn’t forget these little details, and it’s marked the occasion with a chest-thumping new trailer for its upcoming strategy game.
If the prospect of rampaging through Kent with an axe wasn’t enticing enough on its own, Creative Assembly has dropped a new ‘Feature Spotlight’ trailer for Total War: Saga: Thrones of Britannia, the first in what appears to be a series of new videos aimed at exploring some of the strategy game’s unique mechanics.
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has been delayed until May 3rd, Creative Assembly has announced. Originally due to launch on April 19th, CA has pushed it back a fortnight in order to squeeze in some new features and performance some last-minute tweaks that it wouldn’t otherwise have time for.
The Vikings of Northymbre are the latest faction to raid Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. This ruthless Viking army is led by Guthfrid the slave king, who doesn’t sound like an overly nice chap. Don’t let his reputation fool you though, Guthfrid was known as the slave king because he was originally a slave, rising up against his captors and becoming the king of Northumbria. Quite the coming of age tale.
The Welsh are famous for a lot of things. Rarebit, sheep, dragons, and improbably long words, to name but a few. But throughout history, they’ve also been a dab hand at battling. A new trailer for Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia heralds the arrival of the Welsh Gwined faction led by King Anaraut.
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will be out on April 19th, Creative Assembly has announced. They're trying something a little bit different with this spin-off, drilling down to a critical flashpoint in history - it's 878 AD and Britain is about to enter a tumultuous period of warfare between the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Gaelic clans and Welsh tribes. Don't get caught on the battlefield with your pants down though, here are the system specs you'll need for TWS: Thrones of Britannia.
Now, I do love a good map, as do many Total War fans I suspect. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia doesn’t disappoint on this front either, with Creative Assembly going to town on its most detailed recreation of the British Isles yet. In totality, the map is 23x larger than the version of the British Isles found in Attila, allowing CA to drill down into specific regions and even use height maps to accurately map the rolling terrain.
Creative Assembly has announced Thrones of Britannia, its first ever Total War Saga title. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is the same grand campaign strategy we’ve come to know and love from the Total War series, but focused in on key periods and areas in history. To that end, Total War Sagas won’t introduce new eras, but they will offer new settings, factions and mechanics. They’re a lot bigger than the usual campaign DLC then, but not quite as epic as the new mainline releases.