Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

total-war-three-kingdomsIn the north, the tyrant Dong Zhuo has fallen to the blade of his adopted son, Lü Bu: a fierce warrior hellbent on defeating the great heroes of China. In the south, Sun Ce mourns the death of his father, the noble Sun Jian, and pledges his life to continue his father’s legacy. The day has come where they must stand alone, the future theirs to take…

194CE Timeline

Rewrite history as Three Kingdoms transitions into 194CE, a time in which rebellions have been thwarted but discontent and turmoil remain at large. Amid the conflict China’s foremost warlords clash as they hasten to fill the power vacuum left vacant at the heart of the Han Dynasty.

Expanded Warlord Roster

With the indomitable Lü Bu and the ambitious Sun Ce, A World Betrayed features two of China’s most prodigious warlords of the period as playable factions within the new campaign. Both peerless warriors feature unique story arcs, new mechanics, and faction specific elites ready to lay waste to the false claimants of China.

Free Update

A World Betrayed also ushers in the next update for all Three Kingdoms players. Patch 1.5.0 grants access to a brand-new warlord in the form of Yan Baihu, unique commanders, powerful warriors and eminent statesmen, as well as revamps to the spies and bandit factions, plus much more. Additional details on the accompanying patch can be found HERE.

A World Betrayed is now available on Steam. Watch the Total War: Three Kingdoms – A World Betrayed PR Featurette video HERE.

total-war-three-kingdomsALL SONS ARE BORN IN THE SHADOW OF THEIR FATHERS: A WORLD BETRAYED COMES TO TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS ON MARCH 19th

Out March 19th, A World Betrayed is the new standalone Chapter Pack for Total War: Three Kingdoms. Occurring in the immediate aftermath of the devasting 190CE conflict, it sees China’s foremost warlords clash as they hasten to fill the power vacuum at the heart of the Han Dynasty.

Forge a new empire with an army headed by two of China’s mightiest warriors of the period, the prodigious Lü Bu and the ambitious Sun Ce, each with unique rivalries to settle and lands to conquer. Following them into the fray of battle are new and unique commanders, powerful warriors and eminent statesmen, all ready to back their leader’s claim to China!

Watch the Total War: Three Kingdoms – A World Betrayed announcement trailer HERE.

A World Betrayed:

  • Two new factions – led by Lü Bu and Sun Ce.
  • Thirteen playable factions – each with new starting positions, events, and story missions.
  • New battlefield units – including the Tiger Guard, Flying Riders, and Handmaid Guard.
  • New characters – featuring Cheng Pu, the Qiao Sisters and more.

The new chapter pack will also include a free content update for all Three Kingdoms players. Details on A World Betrayed and the FLC can be found on the Total War FAQ here.

Click here to pre-order A World Betrayed and receive 10% off.

total-war-three-kingdomsCommand three legendary heroes against an endless horde!

Dynasty mode brings a brand-new free game mode to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, designed in collaboration with Intel®. This new horde-style mode allows players to test their survival prowess against waves of enemies with ever-increasing difficulty levels using an army comprised solely of three hero units.

Characters in Dynasty mode are legendarily powerful and have access to a plethora of unique abilities, from healing buffs to area-based attacks which can floor droves of soldiers at a stroke. As your enemies fall to the might of your heroes, they grow in strength and size over time with generals taking to the field of battle every third wave in an attempt to halt your dominance. Defeating them earns your heroes extra points to spend on new skills between waves.

Players can also increase the challenge using the new unit size slider which enables players to drastically increase the unit size of the enemies they face from the standard 80 men up to a gargantuan 960 men per unit. This will test both their heroes’ skills – and their PCs’ performance – to the max!

Will you and your dynasty survive the forthcoming tide?

Watch the Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Dynasty Mode Trailer HERE.

More details on Dynasty Mode can be found on the Total War blog.

total-war-three-kingdomsNew Chapter Pack introduces eight new and unique playable faction leaders, infantry-crushing heavy cavalry and more.

The year is 291 CE, and the Jin Dynasty is divided. A generation has passed since the tumultuous events of the Three Kingdoms period began. Despite the brief unification of the kingdoms under the Jin dynasty, civil war was never more than a heartbeat away. Its many ruling princes are hungry for power, each with self-serving ambitions and views of their own. Will you stand by the emperor, or will you carve out a legacy that will echo through the ages?

Watch the Total War: THREE KINGDOMSEight Princes Reveal Trailer HERE.

Playable in both Records and Romance mode, the Eight Princes Chapter Pack is a new standalone campaign which takes place in the immediate aftermath of the THREE KINGDOMS storyline. This pack introduces eight legendary princes to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, each with their own unique traits, playstyles, and units such as the revered heavy cataphract cavalry, mounted archers, and imperial guardsmen.

Eight Princes can be pre-ordered here via Steam.

total-war-three-kingdomsSource: Blue’s News

The Total War Blog announces that mod support has arrived for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, the latest installment in Creative Assembly’s strategy series. The Assembly Kit and Steam Workshop support are now available, and they have word on some improvements they’ve made to some of the tools in the kit. Here are the details:

We know that modding is an important part of the Total War community, and so we’re happy to officially announce the release of the Assembly Kit and Steam Workshop support for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS.

I’M NOT A MODDER – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This means you can expect to see a wide variety of Total War: THREE KINGDOMS mods including unit reskins, balance tweaks, new battle maps, scripted mods, new UI elements, new events, new characters, and much more.

You’ll be able to find these on the Steam Workshop, much like you would for other titles such as Total War: WARHAMMER II or Total War: ROME II. Simply find the mod you like, subscribe to it, and check it’s loaded in the launcher’s mod manager next time you launch the game.

KNOWN ISSUES
There are currently some unexpected issues when downloading custom battle maps through multiplayer lobbies. On occasion, acquiring a map this way can cause the game to become temporarily unresponsive, and may additionally place players in separate lobbies. There is also a crash that can occur when loading a replay after quitting a game on a map acquired through the lobby.

While we are working on a fix, we recommend you acquire maps from the Steam Workshop before attempting multiplayer battles that use them.

AND FOR THE MODDERS?
First and foremost, the modding process will largely remain the same as in previous titles.

As such, if you want to take a dive into modding THREE KINGDOMS we recommend you take a look at some of the guides out there for ROME II onwards to get you ready for release on Thursday the 4th of July.

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Creative Assembly announces a Reign of Blood Effects Pack coming to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS on Thursday, which will increase the blood and gore level in the historical strategy game. Those who purchase this on Steam will find a new option for more gore in the game’s advanced graphics settings. This trailer shows this off, so avoid this if you faint at the sight of blood. Here’s word:

Experience the battlefields of ancient China in gruesome detail with the Reign of Blood Effects Pack for Total War: Three Kingdoms. This pack introduces a number of new gory and mature-rated effects, animations and kill-moves to the game in both Campaign and Battle. Once installed, these effects can be activated in the graphics settings of Total War: Three Kingdoms.

Campaign effects:

  • New campaign event-pictures depicting blood and gore
  • New blood effects for battle-resolution combat animations between characters

Battle effects:

  • Human dismemberment: limb-lops and beheadings
  • Equine dismemberment: leg lops
  • Charred bodies
  • Blood sprays on weapon impacts
  • New death animations for characters vs infantry
  • Dead bodies as battlefield set-dressing
  • Blood scaler: increase or decrease the level of gore to your tastes

Please note that, depending on your country of residence, the Reign of Blood Effects Pack may raise the age-rating of the main game.

total-war-three-kingdomsSEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the new historical strategy game Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, the next major historical title in the Total War strategy series from Creative Assembly, and the first to explore ancient China, will launch in Fall 2018.

It is 190CE and China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor, who is a mere puppet for the tyrant Dong Zhuo. The brutal and oppressive regime’s power grows as the empire slips further into anarchy. Yet hope blossoms in the form of three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of calamity. Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance.

Inspired by the beauty and artistic style of the age, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS breathes life into the heroes of this fascinating period as they struggle to unite China under a single banner.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS will be available for PC in 2018, watch the announcement trailer HERE.

For more game information, please visit the Total War website.