The Creative Assembly’s Total War spin-off Total War Saga: Troy is going to be available to download and keep for free at launch. If you (digitally) pick it up in the first 24 hours from Epic Games Store that is. It’s currently due to launch on 13th August, so mark your calendars.
This Troy instalment will be the second in the “Saga” spin-off series. Continuing on from the 2018 Thrones of Britannia game. The Saga series is designed to offer a more streamlined and compact take on the original series’ real time strategy and turn-based combat.
It’ll also be set in the earliest time period that the Total War series has ever focused on. Namely, the ancient greek war between Troy and Mycenaean Greece, otherwise known as the Trojan War.
Master of Your Own Myth
Total War: Troy has set its intentions out early on, making allusions to Homer’s Iliad, as well as gods, monsters, and myth. While they’re not filling historical battles with mythical creatures, they want to explore “these stories through a historical lens to consider what might have really happened.” That being said, you’ll still be fully in control of “which heroes will fall in battle and which will be immortalised in legend.”
Total War Saga: Troy will be exclusive to PC on Epic Games Store when it launches on 13th August. As we mentioned earlier, if you pick it up within the first 24 hours you’ll be able to download and permanently keep the game. After that you’ll have to spend your hard earned cash on it.
Sega, who are publishing Total War Saga: Troy, have confirmed that the game will be exclusive to Epic Games Store for one year. After which point, it will arrive on Steam too.
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