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Hi guys, after the announce of our new Total War Saga range of games this week, we thought we’d answer a few clarifying questions we’ve seen popping up in different places.
Is this the next major historical game?
We think of ‘major’ meaning a triple-A, era-based game like ROME II or EMPIRE; a next big step in the franchise. So no, Total War Saga games are not that, they are spin-offs of previous games, like Fall of the Samurai.
However, our first Total War Saga will be released before the next major historical game. It’s being developed by a completely independent team lead by Jack Lusted and is separate from the next major game’s development.
You can think of us as having 3 different types of standalone Total War game:
Eras (massive major releases in the series) Characters (spin-offs from Eras based on famous historical individuals) Sagas (spin-offs from Eras based on pivotal historical events)
Is this a campaign DLC for Rome II or Attila?
No, this is a stand-alone title with the amount of content you would expect from any other stand-alone Total War game. It will be available for purchase on its own and does not require you to own any other Total War games.
Is this a mini campaign or a full sized Total War title?
It’s a stand-alone Total War title, it just focusses on a specific succinct moment in history as opposed to a massive era or certain character.
Are Total War Saga games going the be the same price as a major Total War game?
Prices will depend on retailers, but we expect them to be in line with other standalones we’ve done in the past. Like Fall of the Samurai, Attila and Napoleon.
Do I have to own a previous Total War game to play the upcoming Total War Saga title?
No, you can play the upcoming Total War Saga game without owning any previous Total War title.
Is this game one episode in a series, or is it completely stand-alone?
Total War Saga games are merely a type of Total War title that share a common scope, level of detail and focus. They are not in any way episodes of a larger series.
Are you going to change the names of Attila and Napoleon?
No, those are character-focussed (see first question), we imagine we will do more of those in the future. Total War Saga games are about pivotal moments that don’t have a strong character, like Fall of the Samurai, which we may revisit the name of to help it sit alongside future releases.