Not much is known about the newest Entry in Creative Assembly’s newest entry in to the Total War series, which is to be based in the three kingdoms period. Covering the romance of the three kingdoms, (yes the one of dynasty warriors fame) the game will use the same tried and true engine that Creative Assembly used for Total War Warhammer. Now you can use Cao Cao like never before in strategic battles to decide the fate of China.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is the first Total War game to take inspiration from a romanticised version of History. Influenced by Luo Guanzhong’s 14th century historical epic ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms‘, it follows the dramatic lives and deeds of near-mythical warlords and their retainers in 2nd to 3rd century China as they try to unite the country under their rule and forge the next great dynasty. Revealed in this first in-game cinematic is one such leader with designs on being the one true ruler of China, the cunning strategic mastermind, Cao Cao. Bringing grand speeches, breath-taking siege battles and legendary duels to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, Cao Cao will no doubt be the leader of choice for players who enjoy a “divide and conquer” approach.

In another series first, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS features a romanticised version of the period including generals with preternatural fighting abilities able to tackle scores of enemy troops single-handedly and heavily influence battles. However, true to the series’ legacy, the game will also feature a Classic Mode that offers a more grounded, historically authentic Total War experience. Find out more about this in the CA blog post.