Total War's Next Entry Tackles The Legendary Three Kingdoms of 190CE China

The three kingdoms of Wei, Shu, and Wu are getting the Total War treatment and the devs have released a cinematic trailer in celebration of the reveal.


The historic conflict between the kingdoms of Wei, Shu, and Wu has been the subject in many works, including a few video games adaptations of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms historical novel like the series by the same name and the more popular Dynasty Warriors series. Now, one of the greatest large-scale war games is tackling this epic conflict. Total War: Three Kingdoms is the next major entry and is slated for release this fall.

Big news for the Total War series was teased this week and, this morning, the official account shared the reveal. They quickly followed up with this trailer:

Nothing else is known about Total War: Three Kingdoms other than the Fall 2018 release date found on the Steam page and this breakdown of the game's conflict:

The year is 190CE. China is in turmoil.

The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor. He is but a figurehead; a mere puppet for the tyrant warlord Dong Zhuo. It is a brutal and oppressive regime, and as Dong Zhuo’s power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy.

But hope yet blossoms.

Three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of tyranny, rally support for the trials ahead. Scenting opportunity, warlords from China’s great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. Will they triumph against the tyrant, or will personal ambition shatter their already crumbling alliance and drive them to supremacy?

The crucible fizzes. Allegiances shift. The fires of conflict stoke opportunity. Only one thing is certain: the very future of China will be shaped by its champions.

Creative Assembly has enjoyed a lot of success with the Total War series, most recently partnering up with Games Workshop for a couple fantasy treks through the world of Warhammer.

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    January 10, 2018 11:05 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Total War's Next Entry Tackles The Legendary Three Kingdoms of 190CE China

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      January 10, 2018 11:51 AM

      Fuckin' yeah!!!! Shogun 1 and 2 were always my favorites and I'm all down for another Asian dalliance (with Korea DLC!)

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      January 10, 2018 12:41 PM

      We already know the story of the three kingdoms and every variable possibility thanks to the Dynasty Warrior series.... lol...

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      January 10, 2018 12:42 PM

      That should be good. Kinda of tired of the Japan setting.

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      January 10, 2018 3:03 PM

      I find it funny that the date is in Common Era when the Chinese calendar is coming up on year 4716, and completely unrelated to the birth of Christ.

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