Creative Assembly are bringing a new spin on their Total War series to the market. Thrones of Britannia will be the first game in their Total War Saga series. They have promised that the Total War Saga games will offer the same expansive campaign and hectic strategy gameplay that people are used to, but will be focused on specific moments in history.
Thrones of Britannia will be set in 878 AD, and will see the English King Alfred the Great taking on the Norse Warlords that seek to seize control of Britain. I quite enjoy the Total War games, and particularly enjoy any game that lets me raise the armies of my glorious homeland, that is to say, Ireland. Thrones of Britannia will allow me to do just that, it seems.
The year is 878 AD, the embattled English king Alfred the Great has mounted a heroic defence at the battle of Edington, and blunted the Viking invasion. Chastened – but not yet broken – the Norse warlords have settled across Britain. For the first time in nearly 80 years, the land is in a fragile state of peace.
Throughout this sceptred isle, the kings of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales sense a time of change approaching; a time of opportunity. There will be treaties. There will be war. There will be turns of fortune that become the stuff of legend, in a saga that charts the ascent of one of history’s greatest nations.
Kings will rise. One will rule.
Creative Assembly have certainly been busy bees of late. The last couple of years saw them release Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2, with a new expansion recently announced for the four year old Total War Rome 2, as well as development of the multiplayer focused Total War: Arena. It seems to be a good time to be in the Total War business.