We’re nearly there with Thrones of Britannia now, and a few weeks back we invited some press and influencers to play the latest build. We let them loose with the factions of Gwined (Wales), Circenn (Scots), and Northymbre (post-Wedmore landed-gentry Vikings. Plot twist: still angry!). As this is the first in what we hope will be a series of Total War Saga titles, we are – understandably we hope – anxious to get it right, and we’ve been encouraged to hear the positive reactions to the many changes we’re making while we panel-beat the ATTILA engine into a leaner, sportier, more Anglo-Saxon shape. It’s been a delight to read and watch many of those impressions so far.
It’s been a long hard winter for the Total War teams, but there’s not been a lot of hibernating with Empire Divided, Tomb Kings and Desert Kingdoms all sprouting through the snow. What’s more, there’s a new crop of releases just starting to blossom, and even a new team being added for an interesting new project.
Can you feel that chill wind still blowing from the North though?
Mortal Empires: Reprisal Update beta
The Reprisal Update beta brings a host of content changes from WARHAMMER 1’s Foundation Update to the Mortal Empires campaign in WARHAMMER 2.
November has been announcemageddon for CA, to be sure. With the Empire Divided Campaign Pack for ROME II plus our first Total War Saga title Thrones of Britannia both in the works, it would be easy to think we’re in some way sidelining WARHAMMER II, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Is this the next historical Total War game?
Thrones of Britannia is historical and is next to be released, but it’s a Total War Saga game. The next era-spanning historical Total War game is being worked on by a separate team and is yet to be announced.
What is A Total War Saga?
Total War Sagas offer the same additive mix of turn-based campaign strategy, real-time battle tactics with hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay as a regular Total War game, just focussed down on a distinct moment.
They will be concentrated games which will put you right in the middle of a dynamic point in history, where the outcome could have gone in a huge number of different directions. Such moments also tend to be constrained to a tight geographic area as well.
Sagas won’t 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.
Fall of the Samurai is exactly the kind of thing we’re talking about here. It was a standalone spin-off from Total War: SHOGUN 2, focussed on the pivotal event of the Boshin War.
Total War: ROME II – Empire Divided is a campaign pack DLC that focusses on the crisis of the 3rd The year is 270 AD. A string of inept emperors and usurpers vying for power has led the Roman Empire into near-total economic collapse. This is its gravest crisis yet. Find out all the info you need on Empire Divided and the free Power & Politics update
Mortal Empires: Hotfix Beta
This beta hotfix addresses the severity and nature of the Chaos Invasion mechanic in the Mortal Empires campaign for WARHAMMER II. A handful of other fixes and changes are also included; please see below for full details. The main purpose of this beta however is to put the Chaos invasion changes we’ve been working on into a public test environment, so we’re releasing it as an opt-in beta while we continue to test the validity of the changes ourselves. Please be aware that this is very much an in-progress patch, and is therefore subject to change. As such, you may come across some issues.
With Mortal Empires released last week, there’s a hotfix on the way for that Chaos Invasion issue some people are having. We want to make sure that’s sorted out before we add more Total War: WARHAMMER content.
However, in this week’s blog we wanted to take a moment to look at our Historical projects; because you’re about to hear a lot more about them.
The next year is packed with new stuff and, as we ramp up for some big announcements, I took a moment to chat with our history project directors; Maya, Jack and Janos…
Mortal Empires is on the way! To follow up on our recent design blog about it (which you can read //here//), we sat down with Ian Roxburgh, Game Director on the TWWH series to ask him the HARD QUESTIONS.
We have been receiving reports that many of you have been getting monetization removed from your Total War YouTube content. We have been in contact with Google to try to resolve the issue.