Total War: Attila enters the Dark Ages on PC in 2015

Sega and The Creative Assembly have announced the next game in the Total War series and it follows the scourge known as Attila the Hun.

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Sega and The Creative Assembly are taking another step forward in the Total War series. This time, the focus is another of history's greatest conquerors during one of history's darkest periods. Total War: Attila is coming and will focus on the scourge known as Attila the Hun.

Total War: Attila aims to add new gameplay mechanics to improve upon the series' turn-based strategy, such as advanced civilian AI, complete settlement destruction, and dynamic fire that can wipe out cities as armies do battle. It will also restore some previous features, such as the family tree and skill tree. Sega also notes that as Attila expands his empire, the world around you will gradually descend into the Dark Ages.

To get a small taste of what's to come, check out the teaser below. Total War: Attila will hit PC and Mac in 2015.

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    September 25, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Total War: Attila enters the Dark Ages on PC in 2015.

    Sega and The Creative Assembly have announced the next game in the Total War series and it follows the scourge known as Attila the Hun.

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      September 25, 2014 10:03 AM

      Can't wait to pre-order this game, be disappointed by some game-breaking bug and promise to never pre-order another Total War game again!

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        September 25, 2014 11:47 AM

        Haha so true

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        September 25, 2014 12:27 PM

        man Shogun 2 never worked for me even after years. turns would do the pause thing for like 5 minutes between every single turn

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          September 25, 2014 1:11 PM

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            September 25, 2014 1:36 PM

            it was a common problem with directX. I'm sure it would be fine now that I built a new rig, but i couldn't ever get it to work consistently. Lots of reports of the problem. IT was just bizarre

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        September 25, 2014 12:42 PM

        it's so true

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      September 25, 2014 10:20 AM

      I wait for a Independence war or North versus South them. Then I will even pre-order it

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        September 25, 2014 10:48 AM

        A US Civil War game from them would be bad ass.

        I'd love to play the Battle of the Ironclads USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia.

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          September 25, 2014 10:48 AM

          Fuck yeah, that would be amazing.

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            September 25, 2014 12:33 PM

            If they had period music like Ken Burns The Civil War it would be awesome.

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          September 25, 2014 12:29 PM

          I do think that specific ship battle might be sort of boring, actually. Wasn't the big problem that neither had the firepower to really hurt the other? :D

          Now being an ironclad rocking against the non-armored ships, that'd be a different story...

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            September 25, 2014 12:31 PM

            Well the Virginia sank like 5 ships and beached another before confronting the Monitor. But yes, they pounced and rammed each other for hours before withdrawing (said your mom). The Virginia shortly later on had to scuttle itself to avoid capture. (Also said your mom).

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        September 25, 2014 1:14 PM

        http://www.ultimategeneral.com/

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      September 25, 2014 10:36 AM

      Playing as the Germanic Barbarians. SWEEEEET. Insta-purchase.

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      September 25, 2014 10:45 AM

      Total War games are always fun. I do wish they'd do something more contemporary though. I absolutely loved the mid 1800's stuff from Fall of the Samurai. I think it'd be really interesting to see them take on something like the WWI era, complete with the crazy new (yet still relatively primative) weaponry of the time.

      Or better yet, make a Warhammer 40K game in the Total War style. UNF.

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        September 25, 2014 10:49 AM

        The TW gameplay doesn't fit modern infantry tactics though. It's big formations marching around fighting each other, not laying down in bushes taking cover from snipers. IIRC, CA has the rights to make a Warhammer Fantasy game which could be great.

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          September 25, 2014 11:11 AM

          That's why I think it'd work for WWI though - trench warfare seems like the kind of thing you could do in a Total War setting. You still have some horseback cavalry, and you get really early era tanks too!

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          September 25, 2014 1:38 PM

          Orgasmic Game Combo: Creative Assembly making a MYTH and WarHammer Total War Game.

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        September 26, 2014 3:04 AM

        I wish they'd do something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Commanders again.

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      September 25, 2014 10:48 AM

      Sweet! This will have to be bought'd. Ties into my roots. Love the setting.

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      September 25, 2014 11:19 AM

      I always get stuck on the tutorial of these Total War games.

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      September 25, 2014 11:29 AM

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      September 25, 2014 11:41 AM

      According to that trailer Attila the Hun was so bad ass he never had to blink.

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      September 25, 2014 11:58 AM

      Rome wasn't bugfixed in a day.

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      September 25, 2014 1:16 PM

      I've always thought "Barbarians: Total War" would be an interesting title. But I was thinking more on the lines of Ghengis Khan.

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      September 25, 2014 1:39 PM

      Still holding out for Hippies: Total War.

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      September 25, 2014 4:27 PM

      I've always loved the idea of these games, but then find myself bored to tears after a few minutes of playing. It just always feels like I'm watching a swarm of ants from a mile away in the sky, giving orders that are carried out painfully slowly and inefficiently.

      For people that do like these games, I'm curious to know what it is about them that lights your fire.

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        September 25, 2014 4:57 PM

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        September 25, 2014 5:05 PM

        The strategy mechanics are totally sound. Both in real time and in the overworld map.

        There are a ton of factors that determine the strength of a unit against another. You don't see too many strategy games that detail so much into consideration including: geography, formation, and mood of an army.

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      September 25, 2014 5:20 PM

      I wonder why they chose this setting. They just did Rome.

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        September 26, 2014 2:57 AM

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          September 26, 2014 2:58 AM

          I thought this was supposed to be a major new entry in the franchise. Or is it more like Napoleon: Total War?

          It seems like the significant releases come with a big setting change like Empire to Shogun to Rome.

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