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September 27 2018

By Ella McConnell

The next title in the award-winning Total War strategy series and the first to explore ancient China as a theatre of conflict now has an official release date: 7th March 2019. Choose from a cast of legendary Warlords, unite China under your rule, and build a legacy that will last through the ages.

In addition to today’s release date announcement, we’ve also revealed the Early Adopter Bonus, Collector’s Edition and Limited Edition for Total War™: THREE KINGDOMS, each detailed below.

Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC – Early Adopter Bonus (Digital Content)

Gamers purchasing Total War: THREE KINGDOMS through a SEGA approved retailer* before release or in the first week on sale will gain a free Early Adopter bonus: The Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC.

The Yellow Turban Rebellion is a Warlord Pack DLC, introducing three new playable Warlords for the Grand Campaign, enabling players to lead armies of bandits, zealots and commoners in a crusade to topple the corrupt Han Dynasty and forge a new future for the people of China. Harness the powers of enlightenment by studying the ‘Three Books of Great Peace’ focused on the three virtues of Taoism: Frugality, Compassion, and Humility.

For more info on the Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC, click here.

* Full list of SEGA approved retailers here.

Collector’s Edition

The Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single, exclusive production run.

Influenced by the modern historicist Chinese art that defines the game’s visuals, the Collector’s Edition ships in a beautifully modern, sleek, and minimalist luxury presentation chest, featuring vibrant red colouring and adorned with a premium gold leaf “Three Kingdoms” Chinese stamp. Contained within is a collection of riches fit for an emperor:

24cm Guan Yu Statue

A weighty resin statue of the legendary hero Guan Yu, a general so talented that in death he ascended to the heavens and earned godly status. His full title and godly remit is:

Guan the Holy Great Deity; God of War Manifesting Benevolence, Bravery and Prestige; Protector of the Country and Defender of the People; Prow and Honest Supporter of Peace and Reconciliation; Promoter of Morality, Loyalty and Righteousness.

People pray to his statues when looking for courage, strength, protection, and wealth. As one of the most iconic characters of Three Kingdoms China, he features as a key character in the game and his statue is certainly worthy of adoration.

Exclusive Art Book

Inside a black faux-leather cover lies a trove of beautiful and exclusive artwork; painterly landscapes,

resplendent character concepts, rich and vibrant building designs, and heaps of authentically-

detailed arms and armour. A sumptuous visual feast across the pages.

Premium Limited-Edition Case

High quality game case made of authentic calligraphy paper adorned with box-art that masterfully melds painterly Chinese watercolour and ink effects.

Double-Sided Poster Featuring Campaign Map and Warlord Poster

Get a closer look at your cast of playable Warlords and the lands you will conquer with them. One side outlines the vast geography of China as it sits before you, the other introduces you to the varied characters and playstyles at your disposal.

Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC – Early Adopter Bonus (Digital Content)

The Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack listed above is also included in the Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Collector’s Edition.

The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively in limited numbers via

Limited Edition

Alongside the Collector’s Edition, a Limited Edition will also be available at select retailers. This version includes the premium Limited Edition case and double-sided map and Warlord poster detailed above in the Collector’s Edition.

Those who pre-order the Limited Edition or buy it within one week of release will also get the Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC for free.

Limited Edition is available for purchase here:


Pre-Order Questions

Do I have to pre-order to get the Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC for free?

No, it’s an early adopter bonus. You can buy Total War: THREE KINGDOMS in the first week after release and still get it for free as well.

Do I have to pre-order or buy in week one to get the Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC ?

No, you can also decide to buy it when it releases, or at any time in the future. But it’s only free when purchasing THREE KINGDOMS as a pre-order or in the first week of release.

Will reviews be available before release?

Yes. We will make sure that both journalists and YouTubers will have the game early enough that they can publish their reviews before launch day.

Why do you offer a bonus for pre-ordering?

We obviously want our games to be played by as many people as possible at launch, so it’s useful and very effective for us to reward early adopters. We could promote the game’s launch through advertising in other ways (like buying adverts on websites) but we think that spending marketing on creating content for the game that can then be offered for free is also a good way of promoting it.

Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack Questions

What game is the Early Adopter Warlord Pack DLC for?

The Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC is for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS.

What’s in the Warlord Pack DLC?

  • A brand-new sub-culture to play as: rekindle the Yellow Turban Rebellion, lead their struggle against the corrupt Han and bring about the Era of Great Peace
  • Three new playable Warlords; He Yi, Gong Du, and Huang Shao
  • Three new hero classes: Healer, Scholar, and Veteran
  • A unique and versatile unit roster composed of a cross-section of society: Militias formed from the forgotten and downtrodden masses fight side by side with disgruntled soldiers, religious zealots and former officials, united in a common cause
  • Brand new approach to technology focusing on interpreting the ‘Three Books of Great Peace’
  • New character skills focused on the three virtues of Taoism: Frugality, Compassion, and Humility
  • New weapons and armour suitable for the new heroes.

When does it come out?

On March 7th, alongside the release Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, it will be available free. A week after that, it will go on sale at full price.

Do I need to pre-order to get it?

No, you will be able to purchase the DLC on its own if you do not wish to pre-order Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. You can also still get the DLC for free by purchasing Total War: THREE KINGDOMS in the first week after launch.

Edition Questions

What Editions of the game are being released?

There are three different editions. A digital version, a Limited Edition, and a Collector’s Edition.

Where is the Collector’s Edition Available?

Exclusively from our webstore here:

What’s the difference between the Limited and Collector’s editions?

The Collector’s Edition comes with a range of items in a sleek presentation box; including a weighty resin statue of the legendary hero Guan Yu, a faux-leather book containing a trove of beautiful and exclusive artwork, a double-sided campaign map & Warlord poster, the Premium game case, and the Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC.

The Limited Edition includes a double-sided campaign map & Warlord poster and Premium game case. The Yellow Turban Rebellion Warlord Pack DLC is also included for anyone purchasing the Limited Edition through a SEGA approved retailer before release or in the first week on sale. You can find a full list of retailers selling this edition here:

Does the Collector’s edition only come with a CD copy of the game?

No, it will come with a CD copy and a Steam key.

Do all Early Adopters get the Warlord Pack DLC for free?

Yes, anyone who purchases Total War: THREE KINGDOMS in the early adopter period from a SEGA approved retailer will receive the Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC for free.

Collector’s Edition

When is the payment taken?

For pre-orders, you will be contacted a few days before shipping and will be reminded that your account will be debited.

What if I want to cancel/refund my order?

For any inquiries pertaining to a return, please contact our customer support.

How/where to order?

You can order your Collector’s Edition:

Will I definitely get my order on day one?

We do our very best to deliver your order on the day of the release. However, shipment delivery may vary according to your location or shipment method. As soon as your package is dispatched, you will receive a tracking number by email, giving you an estimated delivery date.

Are there a limited number of Collector’s Editions available?

Yes, these editions have been produced as a limited run and as such there a fixed number of copies. Once those have sold out, there won’t be any additional units being created.

How will I get my Warlord pack DLC if I order the CE?

Email addresses will be taken at checkout and people will be emailed their codes when the product goes live.

Are there delivery charges on top of the cost listed?

Nope, these are including in the cost of the Collector’s Edition.

Where do you ship to?

Only the residents of the following countries, are eligible for physical delivery: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and mainland USA.

You can also check the list of authorized countries when submitting your shipping information at checkout.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the CE or the delivery of the Collector’s Edition?

Please contact our distributing partner Scalefast with any questions using their customer support tool here.

MacOS/Linux Release

Will the game be released on Mac and Linux?

Yes, Feral Interactive is working on macOS & Linux versions that will release shortly after the Windows release. You can expect those to land later on in Spring 2019.

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