Trademark Reveals Next Total War Game Is The Trojan War
Thanks to a trademark filing for a Total War Saga: Troy, we know that developer Creative Assembly's next game is going to focus on the Trojan War.
Back in 2017 Creative Assembly announced a new branch of Total War games. Alongside the full-blooded Total War games - such as Rome, Three Kingdoms, and Medieval - and its Total War: Warhammer series, the studio would make Total War Sagas. These one-shot games would focus on a particular battle or period, covering it in greater detail than the standard broad strokes of its grand strategy series.
As Creative Assembly described it at the time "Total War Saga games will be standalone spin-off titles focusing on exciting pivotal moments in history rather than whole historical eras".
"There are these key, pivotal points in history which don't necessarily revolve around a single character, and only lasted a few months or few decades at most," game director Jack Lusted explained. "Such moments also tend to be constrained to a tight geographic area as well.
"These moments are perfect fuel for Total War. They're a powder keg, where anything can happen and history could have gone in any direction. Sagas are epic stories, and we felt that name described those moments well, and allows us to go into the kind of individual detail we love."
The first Total War: Saga was Thrones of Brittania took place entirely in Britain has the different factions warred for land on the British Isles.
The only thing we know about this new Total War for sure is its name: Total War Saga: Troy. But that still opens up a lot of possibilities. It may, for instance, lean heavily into the mythological account of the war. The Total War: Warhammer series and the recent Three Kingdoms game both feature hero units, which would work perfectly for a game that brought to life Achilles, Ajax, Hector, and Paris. If they go the more historical route, that could be interesting as there's a lot of debate over what actually happened. Various ancient historians claim that it did occur, though not on the same scale as it does in Homer's poem.
Also worth considering is how much of the game would simply be a siege battle. Total War games are rarely about just one battle, just one city. So how will that tally with a story about the siege of Troy?
Though, most importantly, will we be able to make giant hollow horses?
Hopefully we'll learn more soon.
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