Best of E3 2019 – Total War: Three Kingdoms – DZ Press Trailer – Developer Creative Assembly – Publisher Sega – Directors Janos Gaspar, Pawel Wojs & Chris Budd – Designer Simon Mann, Attila Mohacsi & Leif Walter - Microsoft Windows – OS X – Linux Gamescom
Total War: Three Kingdoms is a turn-based strategy real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assem...
Total War: Three Kingdoms is a turn-based strategy real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. As the 12th mainline entry (the 13th entry) in the Total War series, the game was released for Microsoft Windows on May 23, 2019. Feral Interactive released a macOSand Linux version of the game on the same day.
The game begins in 190 AD, in which the once glorious Han dynasty is on the verge of collapse. The new emperor, Emperor Xian, enthroned at the age of eight, was manipulated by the warlord Dong Zhuo, whose oppressive rule leads to chaos. New warlords rise and form alliances to start the campaign against Dong Zhuo. With each warlord having personal ambitions and allegiances constantly shifting, the champions that emerge from the ever lasting wars will shape the future of China.
The game was developed by Creative Assembly. Creative Assembly had refined many elements of the game, bringing changes to both the artificial intelligence and the user interface. The team introduced the system of "guanxi" in order to make the characters and generals more important in the game, as Records and Romances, two of the team's most prominent source materials, have a huge focus on characters.
When the game was still in preproduction in November 2016, Creative Assembly announced that the next historical Total War title would explore a new era instead of being a sequel to any previous game. Three Kingdoms was revealed by publisher Sega on January 11, 2018 with a cinematic trailer. Originally set to be released in the second half of 2018, the game was delayed to early 2019 so that the team had additional development time to complete the game's production. Later on, a new release date of March 7, 2019 was announced, which was then delayed to May 23, 2019.